America's first all-metal fighter, the P-26 Peashooter took its first flight in March of 1932. It officially entered service in late 1933 with production lasting through 1936; a total of 151 were manufactured. Twenty-two different American squadrons operated the aircraft with its peak service coming in 1936. By the time the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, the P-26 was all but obsolete — having been largely replaced by the P-36 Hawk — though there were approximately ten at Wheeler Field on December 7, with a few possibly becoming airborne (though inflicting little if any damage).
Made by Hobby Master, this 1/48 scale, die cast model is a reproduction of a P-26 Peashooter as it appeared at with the 17th Fighter Squadron of the Chinese Air Force. It features engraved panel lines, a detailed Wasp engine, a rotating propeller, a well-equipped cockpit, a removable pilot figure, M1919 Browning machine guns, realistic landing gear, authentic USAAC markings, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 6" long with a 7" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA7510