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Boeing P-26 Peashooter
The Boeing P-26 “Peashooter” was the first American production all-metal fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane to enter squadron service with the United States Army Air Corps.
Designed and built by Boeing, the prototype first flew in 1932, and the type was still in use with the U.S. Army Air Corps as late as 1941 in the Philippines.
XP-936 / Model 266
Prototypes powered by a 525 hp (391 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-21 Wasp radial engine.
Single seat fighter aircraft, powered by a 600 hp (450 kW) R-1340-27.
Single seat fighter, powered by a fuel-injected 600 hp (450 kW) R-1340-33.
Single-seat fighter, with a
R-1340-33 and a modified fuel system.
Export version of the P-26C, 11 built for China and 1 for Spain.
23 ft 7 in (7.19 m)
28 ft (8.5 m)
10 ft (3.0 m)
250 sq ft (23 m2)
2,196 lb (996 kg)
3,360 lb (1,524 kg)
1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-27 Wasp 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine,
600 hp (450 kW)
2 bladed fixed pitch propeller
234 mph (377 km/h, 203 kn)
360 mi (580 km, 310 nmi)
635 mi (1,022 km, 552 nmi)
27,400 ft (8,400 m)
Rate of climb
719 ft/min (3.65 m/s)
2 × .30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns
1 x .30 in (7.62 mm) and 1 x .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns
2 × 100 lb (45 kg) GP bombs
5 x 31 lb (14 kg) anti-personnel bombs.
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