This is an incredibly rare late 1920, early 30's Western Instrument Dual Amp/Voltmeter installed in the first United States Army Air Corp all-metal single engine pursuit fighter, the Boeing P26-A 'Peashooter.
With a small 'press-button' at the bottom left of the instrument's dial, the P26-A pilot could determine both the Amps and Volts available to him.
When first released, the aircraft's long, thin tubular gunsight, mounted just forward of the open cockpit's windscreen resembled a child's 'peashooter' and with the aircraft's two belt-fed M1919 .30 cal machine guns hidden from view inside the fuselage, firing through the propeller area via interrupter gears - the public joked that a 'peashooter was all the P26-A had to defend itself.
The informal nickname caught on with army pilots and became a familiar monicker for the aircraft throughout its service life.
What a special gift for the aviation enthusiast in your life! - An original, 1930s Boeing P26-A 'Peashooter' Dual Amp/Volt Meter mounted in its 100yr old Mango Wood Display Stand with engraved Plaque, printed and laminated Fact Sheet plus a highly detailed, custom-built Scale Model of this unique, early USAAF monoplane fighter perched atop its magnetic display arm.
This 'Peashooter' Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit
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Your Boeing P26-A 'Peashooter' Amp/Volt meter, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird instrument
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft,*
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
* All 'Peashooters' can be upgraded to the larger and more detailed 1/48 Scale for an extra $40 (Click on the 1/48 scale option).
The 1/72 and 1/48 scale, hand-built and airbrushed plastic models are available with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.
Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 6 - 8 weeks approx.
Did you fly, crew or maintain a P26-A or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.