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Amercom 1:72 Aircraft of the World ACSL49
Boeing P-26A Peashooter Diecast Model
USAAC, Guatemala, May 1943

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing P-26A Peashooter   4"   4.75"

In 1942 the Guatemalan Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Guatemala) wanted seven P-26s. The U.S. Congress prohibited lethal weapon sales to most Latin American countries. The U.S. Army altered the sales document to read PT-26 "Trainers". By the end of May 1943 the FAG received the seven aircraft plus one extra for parts. They were given serial numbers 42 to 49. Two aircraft survived, one at the Planes of Fame museum of Chino, California, and one at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

Boeing P-26A Peashooter

Designed as a pursuit monoplane for the USAAC, the P-26 was first flown on March 20th, 1932. Affectionately nicknamed "Peashooter," the P-26 was the first all-metal production fighter. Its wings were braced with wire rather than rigid struts, which created less drag and allowed for greater maneuverability and faster flight—so fast, in fact, that landing flaps had to be added to slow the aircraft down upon final approach. The cockpit area sat forward of center, and the pilot had nothing but a small windscreen to protect his face and a protruding headrest to protect his head.

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Amercom 1:72 Aircraft of the World

The Amercom "1:72 Aircraft of the World" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Aircraft of the World" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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