This Day in Aviation History
March 20th, 1932
First flight of the Boeing P-26 Peashooter.
The Boeing P-26 Peashooter was the first American all-metal production fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane used by the United States Army Air Corps. Designed and built by Boeing; the prototype first flew in 1932, and the type was still in use with the U.S. Army Air Corps as late as 1941 in the Philippines…..
Wikipedia, Boeing P-26 Peashooter:
YouTube, Hand-Cranking the 1934 Boeing P-26 “Peashooter”!:
I really love the sound of those hand crank inertia starters!
YouTube, Boeing P-26 Peashooter from “See No. 6” circa 1940 Castle Films Newsreel:
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