Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    the P-26 was the first metal fighter plane

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

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

  4. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Curious: What country made the Junkers J-1?

  5. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, about 1 year ago

    @emjaycee

    Germany.

  6. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year ago

    @corpcasselbury

    The Zeroes were built by Mitsubishi.

  8. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 1 year ago

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

  9. Red_Fez

    Red_Fez said, about 1 year ago

    A lot of statues were destroyed in WWII.

  10. algurka

    algurka GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    But does it fly?

  11. dkram

    dkram said, about 1 year ago

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

    Harry GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    1941 the zero was the best

  13. PDXCubbie

    PDXCubbie said, about 1 year 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 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

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

  15. sphinx wormwood

    sphinx wormwood said, about 1 year ago

    My dad piloted a p-61 black widow, which was the first instruments flown stealth fighter, and goes back east to the Atlantic Air museum where they are putting one together from parts of crashed planes found in the jungles of the Pacific theater. ma’am.org (damn spell check)
    Happy Father’s Day weekend…

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