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Boeing P-26 Model 281 17th chungtui (Squadron) Skin for Wrench's P-26_NC Chinese Air Force Mod of Bunyap's P-26A Peashooter. SF/Wo* WW2 PTO/CBI installs.
The model 281 were delivered in original Pale Grey, with Black numbers and insignia. Later. they were overpainted with Olive Drab overall. White numbers 1701 - 1710.
See Readme for detailed instructions.
No Original Readme, (That I could Find).
Wrench's chinese peashooter readme Included.
The first Boeing P-26 to experience major combat operation was the Chinese Model 281. On 15 August 1937, eight of the Boeing fighters from the Chinese Air Force 3rd Pursuit Group 17th Squadron based at Chuyung airfield, engaged eight out of 20 Mitsubishi G3M Japanese bombers from the Kisarazu Air Group sent to attack Nanking. The Chinese Boeing fighters helped shoot down two of the four Japanese bombers destroyed that day without suffering any losses. Subsequent engagements between the Chinese "Peashooter" pilots and pilots of the Imperial Japanese Navy flying the Mitsubishi A5M "Claudes" were Asia's first ever aerial dogfights and kills between monoplane fighter aircraft.
Boeing Model 281
Unit: 17th chungtui, 3rd tatui (3rd Group 17th Squadron (fighters),
Pilot - Ace John 'Bufallo' Wong, 1937.