The Boeing P-26 was designed in the 1930s and was the first American all-metal production fighter aircraft. Its role was "pursuit" and the monoplane served with the United States Army Air Corps. It was called the Peashooter but soon was outdated by much modern aircraft. Some P-26 were used overseas in a 1937 conflict based in the Phillipines.

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This P-26A c/n 1899 has serial number 33-123. This is a former 1943 Guatemalan Air Force aircraft where it flew as "FAG 0672" until it was retired in 1957. It was restored in the 2000s in a USAAC scheme. It was seen on display by the Planes of Fame Museum located in Chino, California.

Photographed 2016 by Cees Hendriks (c) copyright

In 1/72 scale, plastic scale models were released by Revell, AZ Model and Pavla . In 1/48 Academy/Hobbycraft and Aurora and in the larger scale 1/32 by Hasegawa / Minicraft.



(this page created 12-10-2016)