Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    the P-26 was the first metal fighter plane

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    In 1932, that aircraft would have been designated XP-936 and first flew on March 20th of that year. There were 3 made.

    The production model was designated Model 266 by Boeing, and the USAAC called it the P-26A. It began flying on January 10th, 1934. (The “P” stood for pursuit.)

    Cruising speed of 200 mph.
    Range 360 miles.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    First American metal fighter plane.
    Junkers J-1 was the first all metal fighter plane.

  4. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Curious: What country made the Junkers J-1?

  5. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Germany.

  6. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 3 years ago

    When the Japanese invaded the Philippines in 1941, some P-26 fighters were still in service there. They were no match for the Japanese Zeroes.

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    @corpcasselbury

    The Zeroes were built by Mitsubishi.

  8. treesareus

    treesareus said, over 3 years ago

    100,000 hours to build an airplane? Must have had a lot of coffee breaks.

  9. Red_Fez

    Red_Fez said, over 3 years ago

    A lot of statues were destroyed in WWII.

  10. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    But does it fly?

  11. dkram

    dkram said, over 3 years ago

    Junkers (yonkers) also built a tri-motor airplane similar to the Ford tri-motor.
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  12. Harry

    Harry said, over 3 years ago

    1941 the zero was the best

  13. PDXCubbie

    PDXCubbie said, over 3 years ago

    I love Brazil Nuts, didn’t know that about them! Yikes! I know it’s a very small amount, but still….. :O

  14. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    and they were so loud, with really tasteless tattoos and weird hairdos

  15. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    Then there were the ill-fated bat bombs.

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