Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing during the Spanish Civil War

A single Beechcraft 17 Staggerwing was used during the conflict in Spain during 1936. The plane used in Spain had the serial Beechcraft B17R, n / s 66, NC15811 and was initially intended for the Monarch of Ethiopia (The Negus), it was sourced from the US by René Drouillet in early 1936 but due to the … More Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing during the Spanish Civil War

Boeing Model 281 (P-26A) Peashooter in Spain.

The Boeing P-26A was an early monoplane fighter for the USAAF and proved popular because of its aerobatic qualities. Boeing created an export version of the P-26 called the Model 281. The Spanish Model 281 (X12275) was bought after its demonstration at Barajas airfield on March 10, 1935 where it stayed until the war broke … More Boeing Model 281 (P-26A) Peashooter in Spain.