P-26A-34 M2

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P-26A-34 M2 Peashooter
p-26a_34_m2.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.0/1.0BR
1 personCrew
1.1 tEmpty weight
1.6 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
8 500 mCeiling
sec18.2/18.2/18.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Pratt & Whitney R-1340-33Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
508 km/hStructural
508 km/hGear
Offensive armament
12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
200 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 2
500 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 1
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
freeCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the aircraft P-26A-34 M2. For other uses, see P-26 (Family).

Description

GarageImage P-26A-34 M2.jpg


The P-26A-34 M2 Peashooter is a rank I American reserve fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB) and 1.3 (SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

The P-26A-34 M2 Peashooter is a reserve fighter for the American tree of fighters. Americans are known to use the Boom and Zoom Tactics and most people recommend to use that same tactic for this plane.

The P-26A-34 M2 Peashooter's armament differs from the other American reserve planes in that it carries a single 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun with 200 rounds in the place of one of the 7.62 mm machine guns. This is the same set up as the P-36A and F2A-1. The 12.7 mm is more powerful, takes longer to overheat, has a longer reload time, and has a slightly lower rate of fire than the 7.62 mm.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,286 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
364 351 8 500 18.6 19.7 8.2 8.2 170
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,286 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
387 377 8 500 17.7 18.0 18.6 12.0 170

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
508 508 N/A ~25 ~10
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 280 < 340 < 340 > 150
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,828 m 570 hp 621 hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour
  • Fuel tanks in wings and fuselage

Armaments

Offensive armament

The P-26A-34 M2 is armed with:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The P-26A-34 M2 can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1


Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Combined Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 7.62 mm belts
II Compressor Airframe New 7.62 mm MGs Mk.41
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 12.7 mm belts
IV Engine Injection Cover New 12.7 mm MGs

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decently fast for its rank
  • Good armament thanks to the use of a .50 calibre machine gun
  • It is a monoplane reserve plane
  • Turning is okay

Cons:

  • Not as manoeuvrable as other fighters at its rank
  • Slower than some late biplanes
  • No armour
  • Poor Dive Characteristics
  • Poor Energy Retention

History

The Boeing P-26 Peashooter was a plane both ahead of its time and quickly made obsolete. First flown in 1932, the P-26 is the oldest plane in the game. It was one of the first all-metal monoplanes adopted into military service in 1933 (In comparison, the He 51 and Ki-10 entered service in 1935), making it one of the fastest fighters in the world at the time, but it suffered from poor flight performance and dangerous landing characteristics. However, as newer fighters entered service around the world, the P-26s advantages diminished and its disadvantages became vulnerabilities. By the time of World War Two, the P-26 was hopelessly obsolete.

The P-26 saw the most of its combat serving in the Chinese Nationalist Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War, against Japanese Ki-10s, and notably A5Ms in some of the first all-metal monoplane dogfights. Although it performed admirably in the pursuit role (bomber interception), in air-to-air combat with Japanese fighters, the deficiencies of the model showed.

In US service, the P-26 had a similar record. During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, the P-26s scored only a handful of air-to-air kills against Japanese attackers. On December 24, 1941, their crews burnt the remaining planes to prevent their capture. Of the one hundred and fifty-one built, only nine P-26s airworthy remained on Christmas 1941, a single squadron defending the Panama Canal Zone, which was removed from service shortly after.

Media

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See also

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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