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.
"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. " -
This is yet another incredibly fine example of Björn Karlström's work!
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Posted July 3, 2010