"Peashooter" Boeing P-26 (v3 still unfinished)

"Peashooter" Boeing P-26 (v3 still unfinished)

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U.S. Army Air Corps fighter plane, 1933... the first all-metal monoplane fighter, first fighter plane with flaps, armament 2x .30cal Browning MG, top speed 234mph... Squadrons flying the Peashooter were deployed to defend the Panama Canal and Hawaii; although it was rapidly outstripped in performance by fighter plane development in the mid-1930s, the Peashooter was kept in service until 1942... a Phillipine air serviceman flying a P-26 was the first Allied flyer to shoot down a Japanese Zero... ... ... the exterior is complete except for the struts & wires, this model includes some structural details but I have a lot to finish up. The airfoil sections for the wings and propellor are to plans & accurate... the guns (if you can't find them, they fire thru the engine cowling) are slightly adapted from 'MorBius' excellent version... I am still a beginner with problems, such as some of the complex surfaces keep getting corrupted but this uploaded model should be OK #fighter_plane #military_aviation
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