1933 Boeing P-26A Peashooter 4-View
June 1968 American Aircraft Modeler

June 1968 American Aircraft Modeler

June 1968 American Aircraft Modeler magazine cover Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

This 4-view for the 1933 Boeing P-26A Peashooter was scanned from my purchased copy of the June 1968 American Aircraft Modeler magazine. 4-view for this fine model was drawn by Mr. Björn Karlström. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.

Boeing P-26A Peashooter specifications"The all-metal, single-wing P-26, popularly known as the "Peashooter," was an entirely new design for Boeing, and its structure drew heavily on the Monomail. The Peashooter's wings were braced with wire, rather than with the rigid struts used on other airplanes, so the airplane was lighter and had less drag. Its initial high landing speeds were reduced by the addition of wing flaps in the production models.

Because the P-26 flew 27 mph faster and outclimbed biplane fighters, the Army ordered 136 production-model Peashooters. Acclaimed by pilots for its speed and maneuverability, the small but feisty P-26 formed the core of pursuit squadrons throughout the United States. " - Boeing website

This is yet another incredibly fine example of Björn Karlström's work!

1933 Boeing P-26A Peashooter 3-View (June 1968 American Aircraft Modeler) - Airplanes and Rockets
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Posted  July 3, 2010