|This page is about the aircraft P-26A-34. For other uses, see P-26 (Disambiguation)|
The P-26A-34 Peashooter is a gift Rank I American fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was available only twice in War Thunder history, once in November 2014 Thanksgiving sale as a reward for buying two discounted packs, the second in the 2015 Independence Day event as a prize in a tournament.
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
(km/h at 2,286 m)
|Rate of climb
(km/h at 2,286 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)||Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
|Max Static G|
|< 280||< 340||< 340||> 150|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|1,828 m||570 hp||621 hp|
Survivability and armour
- No armour
- Fuel tanks in fuselage and wing roots
The P-26A-34 is armed with:
- 2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
The P-26A-34 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
- Without load
- 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (200 lb total)
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 7 mm|
|III||Wings repair||Engine||New 7mm MGs|
Pros and cons
- Best 7.7 mm machine gun type for reserve planes
- Good roll rate, better than any of the reserve biplanes from the other factions
- Good turn rate, though worse than other reserve biplanes
- Performance scales poorly. Should generally be replaced as soon as more advanced planes become available.
- Slow, but faster than other reserve biplanes
- Engine and fuel fires spell certain death due to wooden/canvas construction and lack of self sealing fuel tanks.
- Fragile, especially to HE rounds from cannons.
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|USA premium aircraft|
|Light fighters||P-26A-34 Peashooter · ▃Ki-43-II Hayabusa|
|Galer's F3F-2 · John Thach's F2A-1 Buffalo · P-40C Warhawk · P-43A-1 · P-51A (Thunder League) · ▃Ki-61-Ib Hien|
|Fighters||▃A6M2 Reisen · XP-55 Ascender · ▃Bf 109 F-4 · Wetmore's P-51D-10 Mustang · P-51D-20-NA Mustang|
|▃Fw 190 A-8 · F4U-4B VMF-214 · Bostwick's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt · ▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc|
|Twin-engine fighters||XP-38G · XF5F Skyrocket · P-61A-1 · XP-50 · Richard Bong's P-38J-15 Lightning · P-38K Lightning · F7F-3 Tigercat|
|Jets||P-59A · F-86F-35 Sabre · F-89B · F-89D|
|Attackers||XA-38 Grizzly · A2D-1 Skyshark|
|Bombers||B-10B · PV-2D Harpoon · BTD-1 Destroyer · A-26C-45DT · PBM-3 "Mariner"|