90-Year-Old P-26 Peashooter Starts Her Engines

90-Year-Old P-26 Peashooter Starts Her Engines | World War Wings Videos

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We finally get to see this iconic 90-year-old P-26 Peashooter start its engines and taxi out at the Planes of Fame Air Museum.

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The plane was developed in the mid-to-late 1930s, introducing the concept of a high-performance, all-metal, monoplane fighter design that would eventually become the standard.

The aircraft can fly a lot quicker in level flight than the older wood and fabric biplane fighters of the Air Corps.

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Got to say, we love the sound of the engine wind-up – absolute music to the ears! Didn’t think that there were any P-26s around these days.

It’s a shame though that we didn’t see it fly in the video. Still spectacular, nonetheless!


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