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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} American reserve fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} American reserve fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. The difference between the P-26A and P-26B variants are negligible (the B variant received a fuel-injector engine).
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,286 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
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|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|366||350|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||18.8||19.4||9.4||9.3||170
 
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|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,286 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
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|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|391||377|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||17.8||18.0||14.8||12.0||170
 
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || N/A || ~25 || ~11
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 280 || < 340 || < 340 || > 150
 
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|-
 
|}
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 1,828 m || 570 hp || 621 hp  
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''
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* No armour
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* Fuel tanks in wings and fuselage
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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{{main|Browning (7.62 mm)}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''
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{{main|:Category:Suspended armaments|l1=Suspended armaments}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance"
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* 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1
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''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== 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).''
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Like most US Fighters the P-26B-35 Peashooter is a decent Energy Fighter even though its high lift creates unstable diving characteristics. Despite being a monoplane, the P-26 is not the fastest starting fighter. In most regards the [[P-26A-33]] will be outmatched by enemy fighters; for example, the Japanese Ki-10s will not only turn circles around the [[P-26A-33]], but will out-climb it and out-run it too. However, the slow German He 51 makes an easy target for a P-26B.
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Unlike the [[P-26A-34 M2]], the P-26B-35 does not have a 12.7mm M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun. Because both fighters are available at the same time and identical in all other regards.
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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! Type  
 
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| Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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* Fairly fast for a reserve
 
* Fairly fast for a reserve
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* Stable turning.
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
 
* Still gets outrun by some biplanes
 
* Still gets outrun by some biplanes
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* No armour.
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* Poor dive characteristics.
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* Poor energy retention.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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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.
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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.
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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 air worthy remained on Christmas 1941, a single squadron defending the Panama Canal Zone, which were removed from service shortly after.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''-->
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''-->
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* [[P-26 (Disambiguation)]]
 
* [[P-26 (Disambiguation)]]
 
* [[D.500]] - comparable French early monoplane
 
* [[D.500]] - comparable French early monoplane
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''

Revision as of 21:38, 30 March 2019

P-26B-35 Peashooter
p-26b_35.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
1 personCrew
1.6 tTake-off weight
0.33 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
8 500 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney R-1340-33Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
508 km/hStructural
508 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 1
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
110 % Sl icon.png70 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft P-26B-35. For other uses, see P-26 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage P-26B-35.jpg


The P-26B-35 Peashooter is a Rank I American reserve fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. The difference between the P-26A and P-26B variants are negligible (the B variant received a fuel-injector engine).

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
366 350 8 500 18.8 19.4 9.4 9.3 170
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
391 377 8 500 17.8 18.0 14.8 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 ~11
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

Main article: Browning (7.62 mm)

The P-26B-35 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The P-26B-35 can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1

Usage in battles

Like most US Fighters the P-26B-35 Peashooter is a decent Energy Fighter even though its high lift creates unstable diving characteristics. Despite being a monoplane, the P-26 is not the fastest starting fighter. In most regards the P-26A-33 will be outmatched by enemy fighters; for example, the Japanese Ki-10s will not only turn circles around the P-26A-33, but will out-climb it and out-run it too. However, the slow German He 51 makes an easy target for a P-26B.

Unlike the P-26A-34 M2, the P-26B-35 does not have a 12.7mm M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun. Because both fighters are available at the same time and identical in all other regards.

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 Mk.41
III Wings Repair Engine New 7.62 mm MGs
IV Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fairly fast for a reserve
  • Stable turning.

Cons:

  • Still gets outrun by some 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 air worthy remained on Christmas 1941, a single squadron defending the Panama Canal Zone, which were removed from service shortly after.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


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P-63 Kingcobra  P-63A-5 · P-63A-10 · P-63C-5 · ␠Kingcobra
Prototypes  XP-55 Ascender
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F3F  F3F-2 · Galer's F3F-2
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