BOEING P-12 (F4B)
Title: Boeing P-12
The Boeing P-12 was a typical 1920’s biplane fighter, with a single row radial engine, fixed undercarriage and an open cockpit. It was developed as a private venture intended to replace earlier F2B and F3B naval fighters and first flew in 1928. It was smaller, lighter and more agile than the earlier aircraft and resulted in an immediate order from the US Navy as the F4B. The USAAC later evaluated the type and ordered it as the P-12.
Between 1929 and 1932 around 586 examples were built, 366 for the USAAC, 187 for the US Navy and 33 as demonstrators or for export (Thailand and Brazil.)
This title contains the manufacturer’s Instruction Manual for the Boeing P-12C and P-12D, produced for the USAAC, along with the Aircraft Profile for the P-12E. The file has been scanned from the original documents and retains any colour pages.