Executive Series Boeing P-26 Peashooter 1/24 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the pre-built Boeing AP26T mahogany model. This 1/24 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 14 inches and a length of 12 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit the Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the P-26:
This collectible model Boeing P-12 represents a milestone for the U.S. military its first all-metal monoplane fighter. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen, this 1/24-scale model P-12 makes a great pilot gift or a present for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
The P-26 Peashooter is an aircraft that represents a transition between the old and new. As the first all-metal monoplane in U.S. Service, it was clearly a sign of things to come yet it retained an open cockpit, fixed landing gear and wire-braced wings.
The Peashooter first flew on March 20, 1932, with service deliveries beginning in late 1933. The P-26 served as a U.S. front-line fighter until 1938, when it began to be replaced by Seversky P-25s and Curtiss P-36s. However, the P-26 saw combat in the early days of World War II by Chinese and Philippine air force pilots. Two P-26s continued to serve in the Guatemalan Air Force until 1956.
The P-26 Peashooter was an agile aircraft, a favorite of pilots. With a wingspan of 28 feet, and only 23 feet long, it could reach a top speed of 234 mph. It was armed with two machine guns and up to 200 pounds of bombs. Its long tubular gun sight in front of the cockpit led to the nickname Peashooter.