...the XP-7, or Boeing Model 93, was born.
The result of this conversion was a reduction in weight of some 75 pounds and an increase in speed of about 17mph or so over the PW-9D. Unfortunately this was about all the remaining potential to be coaxed out of the original Boeing Model 15 design and no further P-7s were produced.
With testing finished the XP-7 was converted back to PW-9D configuration, and 'ole 28-41 soldiered on with the U.S.A.A.C. for a few more years before being destroyed in a takeoff accident on September 4th, 1931 while serving with the 43rd School Squadron at Kelly Field, Texas.
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