Its first flight was March 20, 1932. The Peashooter could fly 27 mph faster than the biplane fighters. And climb faster. It was the fastest air-cooled pursuit fighter in the world. The last two models had fuel-injected engines. It was 23'7" long, had a wingspan of 28' and was less than 3,000 lbs. The machine guns were mounted low and shot through the propeller. With the gunsight mount it looked like a peashooter.