Air International 1980-06
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P-26A of 34th Pursuit Sqdn, 17th Pursuit Group, March Field, Cal, 1934. Olive drab fuselage gave place to blue during course of year. Known as "Thunderbirds”, the 34th Pursuit was distinguished by black-and-white fuselage blazes, tail scalloping and wheel spats. (Left) 34th "Thunderbird" emblem.
A P-26A of the 34th Pursuit Sqdn, 17th Pursuit Group, in experimental desert sand, olive drab and neutral grey scheme, 1936.
P-26A of 94th Pursuit Sqdn of 1st Pursuit Grp, Selfridge, Mich, 1937. (Right) Emblem of 94th.
P-26A of CO 20th Pursuit Group, Barksdale, La, 1936. (Right) Emblem of 20th Pursuit Group.
P-26A of HQ section, 17th Pursuit Group, March Field, Cal, 1934. Note group colours on cowl. (Left) Emblem of 17th Group.
P-26A of Guatemalan Cuerpo de Aeronautica Militar at La Aurora Airport, Guatemala City, 1942-45. The Cuerpo de Aeronautica procured a total of five P-26As from USAAF surplus and from the Panamanian government and these remained in first-line service until 1950.