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07-23-2005, 09:13 AM
Ever see one of these?


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07-23-2005, 09:58 AM
Ahh, the old Peashooter. Did a model of one back in the '70's.

07-23-2005, 10:19 AM
Well... Not in real life but, I surely know of the existence of this aircraft.

If you dare, you can try this aviation quiz right here and test your knowledge http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

07-23-2005, 10:32 AM
Axel's site is pretty cool. Haven't been there in a while, but I do like take the tests...

07-23-2005, 01:10 PM
Its the Peashooter. I think it was made by Boeing?

First monoplane fighter in the US I think...

07-23-2005, 01:44 PM
Never saw it for reel.
It was the first monoplane fighter and the first of all metal-design as well in the USA.
First flight march 20th 1932.

07-23-2005, 02:06 PM
Bet Lexx Luthor hasn't even heard of that one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

07-23-2005, 05:53 PM
I've got a profile on it somewhere. Need to look through me CDs.

07-24-2005, 12:33 AM
The P-26 was the Army Air Corps frontline fighter before it was replaced during 1938-40 by the Curtiss P-36A and the Seversky P-35. An export version was sold to China in 1934 where it was used against the Japanese. It was also used by the Philippine government against the Japanese in December 1941 when all were destroyed in combat.
One of a group of P-26s, turned over to the Philippine Army late in 1941, was among the first Allied fighters to down a Japanese airplane.
China had purchased P-26 fighters from Boeing in 1936. When Japan invaded China in 1937 eight P-26 fighters engaged six Japanese bombers raiding Nan- king airport. All six bombers were shot down without a single Chinese loss.
In November of 1940 there were 28 P-26's defending the Philippine skys. They were the entire fighter strength present at the time. Peashooters, flown by Phillippine pilots, became the first American fighters to shoot down Japanese aircraft in initial dog fights. Their success was short lived, however. When Japanese Zero fighters took to the air they easily out- classed the Peashooters.
By 1942 all P-26's were re- moved from front line service.
Peashooters were still flying with Guatemala's Air Force through 1957. Interestingly the cost of a P-26 Peasho- oter fighter off the Boeing production line in 1933 was just $9,999.00!

07-24-2005, 06:44 AM
If you dare, you can try this aviation quiz right here and test your knowledge

You have finished the test.
Of the 24 questions you answered 17 correctly.

Not bad for a first try http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

07-24-2005, 06:48 AM
You have finished the test.
Of the 24 questions you answered 21 correctly.

Very hard is easier than medium! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

07-24-2005, 02:26 PM
Check this out: http://www.peashooter.net It looks like they haven't updated the site for a while. I hope that the construction of the plane is still going on because I would really like to see this plane fly! Too bad this one isn't in the plane list for IL2 because it is one of my favorite planes, and would be fun to try out against the earlier aircraft in the game.

han freak solo
07-24-2005, 08:10 PM
This little critter looks like fun!

Twin .50 BMGs and a 20mm cannon!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


07-24-2005, 10:25 PM
I have actually seen two in real life and i do believe that they were the only two that are still around .One of them was at the united staes airforce museum in Dayton ,Ohio and the other one was at the new wing of the air and space museum in washington DC

07-24-2005, 10:36 PM
This one is at the new air and space museum unfortunately i have a cheap camera so it is a bit dark

07-26-2005, 07:04 AM


P-26 & B-9