Boeing P-26 Peashooter

Specifications

1st Flight 1932

Crew: One

Length: 23 ft 7 in (7.19 m)

Wingspan: 28 ft (8.5 m)

Height: 10 ft (3.0 m)

Wing area: 250 sq ft (23 m2)

Airfoil: Boeing 109

Empty weight: 2,196 lb (996 kg)

Gross weight: 3,360 lb (1,524 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-27 Wasp 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 600 hp (450 kW)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 234 mph (377 km/h, 203 kn)

Combat range: 360 mi (580 km, 310 nmi)

Ferry range: 635 mi (1,022 km, 552 nmi)

Service ceiling: 27,400 ft (8,400 m)

Rate of climb: 719 ft/min (3.65 m/s)

Armament

Guns: 2 × .30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns or 1 x .30 in (7.62 mm) and 1 x .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns

Bombs: 2 × 100 lb (45 kg) GP bombs or 5 x 31 lb (14 kg) anti-personnel bombs

 

 

Variants

XP-936 / Model 266, prototypes powered by a 525 hp (391 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-21 Wasp radial engine, three built.

P-26A-Single-seat fighter aircraft, powered by a 600 hp (450 kW) R-1340-27. 111 built.

P-26B-Single-seat fighter, powered by a fuel-injected 600 hp (450 kW) R-1340-33. two built.

P-26C-Single-seat fighter, with a carbureted R-1340-33 and a modified fuel system. 23 built.

Model 281-Export version of the P-26C; 11 built for China and one for Spain.

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