Peashooter - Boeing P-26
Boeing P-26 Peashooter US Army Air Corps 1930s Airplane Art Print by Aviation Artist Roger H. Middlebrook GAvA
Boeing’s P-26 represented a watershed in American aircraft design by becoming the first monoplane to be readily accepted into service by both aircrew and the authorities. It was not without its faults however and a minimal armament led to its eternal nickname, the ‘Peashooter’. However, a number of exceptional leaders of US units during WWII cut their teeth on the little Boeing and as such it has achieved cult status in the US. A small number also saw combat, notably with the Chinese and Phillipine Air Forces.