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Postage Stamp Planes PS5560-2
Boeing P-26 Peashooter Diecast Model
USAAC 17th PG, 34th PS, Black 7, March Field, CA, 1931

1:63 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing P-26 Peashooter   4.5"   5.25"

Originally formed as the 17th Observation Group on October 17, 1927 they were re-designated the 17th Pursuit Group on July 15, 1931 at March Field California. The 17th PG was comprised of the 34th, 73rd and 95th PS and operated the Boeing P-12 and P-26 fighter aircraft until 1935 when they were re-designated the 17th Attack Group and re-equipped with the Northrup A-17 attack bomber. The 17th AG operated from March Field until 1945 when they relocated to McChord Field, Washington on June 24, 1940. In 1938 the P-26s were transferred to the 16th Pursuit Group stationed in the Panama Canal Zone.

Boeing P-26 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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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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