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P-12E Boeing - National Air Force Museum - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 46.872 W 084° 06.631
16S E 747450 N 4407467
Quick Description: In the main aircraft display bay
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2019 6:39:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM10762
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of site: Montgomery County
Location of site: 1100 Spaatz St., Wright Patterson AFB, OH
Phone: 937-255-3286
Aircraft built: Boeing
Dates Built: 1929-1932

TECHNICAL NOTES:
Armament:
Two .30-cal. or one .30-cal. and one .50-cal. machine guns; 244 lbs. of bombs carried externally
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-17 of 500 hp
Maximum speed: 189 mph
Cruising speed: 160 mph
Range: 570 miles
Ceiling: 26,300 ft.
Span: 30 ft.
Length: 20 ft. 4 in.
Height: 9 ft.
Weight: 2,690 lbs. loaded
Serial number: 31-559

Marker Text:
BOEING
P-12E
Developed by the Boeing Aircraft Co. at its own expense, the P-12 was became one of the most successful American fighters produced between the World Wars. Flown by both the Army and the Navy (as the F4B), the P-12 series consisted of an initial version and five additional models, B through F. The early versions used fabric-covered fuselages of bolted aluminum tubing, but the P-12E and F fuselages employed an all-metal, semimonocoque (stressed skin) construction. However, the P-12 did not complete the evolution into an all-metal aircraft because all variants had wooden wings with fabric covering.

The U.S. Army Air Corps received its first P-12 in February 1929 and the last P-12F in May 1932. The last of the biplane fighters flown by the Army, some P-12s remained in service until 1941. Boeing produced 366 P-12s for the Army, with more P-12Es built (110) than any other series.

The P-12E on display served with the 6th Pursuit Squadron in Hawaii during the 1930s, and the Army retired it in 1940. Marcellus Foose and Glen Courtwright of Oaklawn, Ill., donated it to the museum in 1973, and museum specialists completed restoration in 1983." ~ US Air Force Museum

Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Boeing P-12E

Tail Number: (S/N): 31-559

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): National Museum of the United States Air Force

inside / outside: inside

Other Information::
Museum is free


Access restrictions:
Museum open 9am to 5pm 7 days a week


Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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