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Boeing F4B/P-12


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The Boeing Model 89 first flew in 1928.  Designated the F4B by the U.S. Navy and the P-12 by the U.S. Army Air Corps, this fighter was one of the most successful American fighters between WW I and WW II.  The F4B was the Navy's front-line fighter until replaced by the Grumman F2F & F3F in 1938.  Some Army P-12's remained in service until 1941.
     
Specifications (F4B-4)

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Type: Fighter
Engine: one 550 hp (410 kw) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-16
F4B: U.S. Navy Fighter
P-12: U.S. Army Pursuit (Fighter)
     

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