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1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
Professionally painted.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
Boeing P-26A Peashooter 33-63
34th Pursuit Sqn., 17th Pursuit Group
March Field, CA
Boeing’s first and last all-metal monoplane fighter produced for the US Army Air Corps was the
P-26. Known as the “Peashooter” there were 111 P-26As produced. The wings were braced with
wire instead of wooden struts and this reduced drag and along with a 500 hp engine the aircraft
was much faster than the older bi-planes. The mono-wing also
meant a higher landing speed so flaps had to be added to slow the aircraft down. It had fixed
landing gear and an open cockpit with just a windscreen to protect the pilot.

Originally formed as the 17th Observation Group on October 17, 1927 they were re-designated
the 17th Pursuit Group on July 15, 1931 at March Field California. The 17th PG was comprised of
the 34th, 73rd and 95th PS and operated the Boeing P-12 and P-26 fighter aircraft until 1935
when they were re-designated the 17th Attack Group and re-equipped with the Northrup A-17
attack bomber. The 17th AG operated from March Field until 1945 when they relocated to
McChord Field, Washington on June 24, 1940. In 1938 the P-26s were transferred to the 16th
Pursuit Group stationed in the Panama Canal Zone.

Specifications for the P-26A

Country of origin – USA

Manufacturer – Boeing Aircraft Company

Role – Fighter

Crew - One

Wing Span - 27 ft. 11.5 in.
Length - 23 ft. 10 in.
Height - 10 ft. 5 in.

Empty - 2,197 lbs.
Maximum - 2,955 lbs.

Engine - Pratt and Whitney R-1340-27   (500 hp)
Maximum Speed - 234 mph   (203 knots)
Cruising Speed - 199 mph   (172 knots)
Landing Speed - 82 mph  (71.26 knots)
Range - 360 statute miles   (313 nautical miles)
Service Ceiling - 27,400 ft.

2 x fixed .30-cal. Machine guns
1 x .50 and 1 x .30-cal. Machine gun
up to 200 lbs. of bombs

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