Online only

Painted By Air - P 39 Airacobra

New product

Painting dedicated to Fighter aircraft P 39 Airacobra, which was deployed on both the western and the eastern front and the Soviet airmen were graded it as excellent.

Limited edition T-shirts with the image reproduction - Iva Hoňková

180-200 g / m2
100% cotton

More details

Delivery during 7 days

490,00 Kč Tax excluded

0.3 Kg
Doručení: 1 - 3 weeks

Add to wishlist

More info

"P-39" redirects here. For other uses, see P-39 (disambiguation).
P-39 Airacobra
P-39N.jpg
P-39Q 42-1947, "Saga Boy II" of Lt. Col. Edwin S. Chickering, CO 357th Fighter Group, July 1943
Role Fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Bell Aircraft
First flight 6 April 1938[1][N 1]
Introduction 1941
Status Retired
Primary users United States Army Air Forces
Soviet Air Force
Royal Air Force
Produced 1940 – May 1944
Number built 9,588[3]
Unit cost 50,666 USD in 1944[4]
Variants Bell XFL Airabonita
Bell P-63 Kingcobra

The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service when the United States entered World War II. The P-39 was used with great success by the Soviet Air Force, which scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type.[N 2] Other major users of the type included the Free French, the Royal Air Force, the United States Army Air Forces, and the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force.[5]

Designed by Bell Aircraft, it had an innovative layout, with the engine installed in the center fuselage, behind the pilot, and driving a tractor propeller via a long shaft. It was also the first fighter fitted with a tricycle undercarriage.[6] Although its mid-engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was handicapped by the absence of an efficient turbo-supercharger, limiting it to low-altitude work. As such it was rejected by the RAF for use over western Europe and passed over to the USSR where performance at high altitude was less important.[why?]

Together with the derivative P-63 Kingcobra, the P-39 was one of the most successful fixed-wing aircraft manufactured by Bell.

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 30 ft 2 in (9.2 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.4 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 5 in (3.8 m)
  • Wing area: 213 sq ft (19.8 m²)
  • Empty weight: 6,516 lb (2,955 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 7,570 lb (3,433 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 8,400 lb (3,800 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison V-1710-85 liquid-cooled V-12, 1,420 hp (1,059 kW) at 9,000 ft (using emergency power)

Performance

Armament

  • Guns:
  • Bombs: Up to 500 lb (230 kg) of bombs under wings and belly

Reviews

Write a review

Painted By Air - P 39 Airacobra

Painted By Air - P 39 Airacobra

Painting dedicated to Fighter aircraft P 39 Airacobra, which was deployed on both the western and the eastern front and the Soviet airmen were graded it as excellent.

Limited edition T-shirts with the image reproduction - Iva Hoňková

180-200 g / m2
100% cotton

30 other products in the same category:

Customers who bought this product also bought: