1933 Boeing P-26A Peashooter 4-View
June 1968 American Aircraft Modeler
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.
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. " -
This is yet another incredibly
fine example of Björn Karlström's work!
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Posted July 3, 2010