The Boeing P-12 was a pursuit aircraft used by the U.S. Navy and the Army Air Corps. It was designed to replace the Boeing F2B and F3B. It first flew on June 25, 1928. It was smaller, lighter, and more maneuverable than its predecessors, while using the same engine. The Navy ordered 27 and the AAC ordered 366. It was mostly used in the US, with the exeption of the 4th Composite Group in the Philippines. It was replaced by the Boeing P-26 in 1934. It was one of the first biplanes to use bolted aluminum tubing instead of welded steel tubing, and later models had aluminum skins rather than fabric.
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