North American A-36 Apache (Invader, Mustang)
The North American A-36 Apache (also known as the Invader or Mustang) was the ground-attack/dive bomber version of the North American P-51 Mustang with dive brakes.
Operated in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Italy and the China-Burma-India theater during World War II. Operated by the 311th Figher-Bomber Group (FBG) in Inida and Burma. Withdrawn from operational use in 1944.
A total of 500 A-36 dive bombers were built.
Crew One (pilot)
Engine 1 x Allison V-1710-87 liquid-cooled piston V12 engine, 1,325 hp (988 kW)
Span 37" 0.25" (11.28 m)
Length 32" 3" (9.83 m)
Height 12" 2" (3.71 m)
MaximumSpeed 365 mph (315 kn, 590 km/h)
Range 550 miles (478 nmi, 885 km)
Armament 6 × 0.50 caliber Browning M2 guns
Bombload Up to 1,000 lb of bombs on two underwing hardpoints