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Model Kits - The Bell Aircraft P-39  Airacobra  has a  wingspan of 34 Feet  a wing area of 213 Sq. Feet, it is  30 Feet 2 Inches long,12 Feet 5 Inches high, has an empty weight of 5,645 Pounds, a gross weight of 8,300 Pounds.  The P-39 uses a  Allison V-1710-85 engine which is Liquid Cooled V-12 with 1,325 HP The airplanes top speed is  360 MPH At 15,000 Feet MSL  and has a service ceiling of 35,000 Feet MSL.  There was one huge problem with the P-39 Airacobra, and that was that there was a door to get into the canopy.  When the plane was in flight, the air pressure on the door was so great that a pilot could not open the door to jump out if he need to.  A huge design error.  Also, the Airacobra had a mid engine and it didn't handle properly, as reported by many pilots.  More Information thanks to Roy Seher,    There are many versions of this plane, these specs cover only one version. 

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P-39L Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-39L Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model
Evelyn, 350th Fighter Group, Algeria, 1943

Replicating Evelyn, a P-39L Airacobra flown by Lt. Hugh "Rowdy" Dow (who probably achieved the final P-39 victory in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations when he shot down his second Bf 109 in April, 1944) of the 350th Fighter Group, this 1/72 scale, die cast Hobby Master model features engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with a removable canopy and pilot figure, a rotating propeller with a 37mm cannon firing through the spinner, optional-position tricycle landing gear, an authentic desert camouflage scheme, and more. 5" wingspan; includes a display stand.
#0098197

Price: $29.95

P-39K Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-39K Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model
Wm. F. McDonough, 40th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group

Designed around a 37mm cannon that fired through the center of the propeller hub, the P-39 had its engine moved back to the middle of the fuselage, behind the pilot. A replica of a P-39K flown by 5-victory ace Lt. William F. McDonough of the 40th Fighter Squadron "Fight'n Red Devils" (35th Fighter Group) in New Guinea, 1943, this 1/72 scale, die cast Hobby Master model features engraved panel lines; a detailed cockpit with an opening canopy and a removable pilot figure; a rotating propeller with the famous 37mm cannon firing through the spinner; a fuselage-mounted fuel tank; optional-position tricycle landing gear; authentic markings, including "Angelic Donald Duck" nose art; and more. 5" wingspan; includes a display stand.
#0098764

Price: $44.95

P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model
Cobra I, Jack Woolams, 1946 Thompson Trophy Race
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Replicating Cobra I, a modified P-39Q that - flown by Jack Woolams of the Skylanes Unlimited Racing Team - was lost over Lake Ontario three days before it was to compete in the 1946 Thompson Trophy race, this 1/72 scale die cast Hobby Master model features engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with a removable canopy and a pilot figure, a rotating propeller, optional position tricycle landing gear, an authentic paint scheme, and more. 5" wingspan; includes a display stand.
#0098174

Price: $29.95

P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model
4th Stormo, Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force, Italy, 1945
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Flying for the Allies after the Italian armistice, the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force received 75 former 332nd Fighter Group P-39Qs in June and July, 1944.

Replicating one of those P-39Qs flown by 4th Stormo, ICBAF, over 1945 Italy, this 1/72 scale, die cast Hobby Master model features engraved panel lines; a rotating propeller with a 37mm cannon firing through the spinner; a detailed cockpit with an opening canopy and a removable pilot figure; wing-mounted machine guns and a belly-mounted fuel tank; optional position tricycle landing gear; authentic markings, including F. Baracca signature nose art (to honor 35-victory Italian WWI ace Francesco Baracca) and Baracca's famous prancing horse (that later became the emblem for Ferrari) on the tail; and more. 5" wingspan; includes a display stand.

#0098320

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P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model

P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model
"Quanto Costa," 1st Lt. Samuel Curtis, 332nd FG Capodichino
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When the Tuskegee Airmen first entered World War II combat, they were given worn-out aircraft unsuited to the Mediterranean Theater.

Replicating "Quanto Costa," a hand-me-down P-39 flown by 1st Lt. Samuel Curtis (a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with oak leaf clusters) of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, on harbor patrol missions from Capodichino, Italy, in the spring of 1944, this 1/72 scale, die cast Hobby Master model features engraved panel lines; a detailed cockpit with an opening canopy and a removable pilot figure; a rotating propeller with a 37mm cannon firing through the spinner; a fuselage-mounted fuel tank; optional-position tricycle landing gear; authentic markings, including pin-up girl nose art from its previous assignment (probably the 350th FG); and more. 5" wingspan; includes a display stand.
#0098629

Price: $39.95

P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model



P-39Q Airacobra 1/72 Die Cast Model
Lt. Col. William Shomo, 71st TRS, 82nd TRG, 1944
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This 1/72 scale, die cast Hobby Master model replicates "Snooks 2nd," the P-39Q flown by 8-victory ace Lt. Col. William Shomo (a Pennsylvania undertaker who received the Medal of Honor when he shot down seven Japanese aircraft during a single mission on January 11, 1945) of the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, stationed in the Southwest Pacific in 1944.

You get engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with a removable canopy and a pilot figure, a rotating propeller with a 37mm cannon firing through the spinner, realistic machine guns, an external fuel tank, optional position tricycle landing gear, authentic markings, and more. 5" wingspan; includes a display stand.

#0098249

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P-39D Airacobra model warbird aircraft

P-39D Airacobra 1/32 Scale Model
Pre Built Mahogany Airplane Model.
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Made of Philippine mahogany, this 1/32 scale model measures 10¾" in length and has  a wingspan of 12¾". Hand painted and detailed, model comes ready to display on the  included mahogany base.   .....#0009302
$159.00

P-39Q Airacoba 1/32 Die Cast Model

P-39Q Airacoba 1/32 Die Cast Model

"Devastating Devil," 15th Fighter Group, 1943
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This wonderfully detailed 1/32 scale die cast model of "Devastating Devil" - a P-39Q intended for service in North Africa that instead joined the 46th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group, at its home base on Makin Island in the Pacific Theater in 1943 - features engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with a glazed canopy and a pilot figure, a rotating three-blade propeller with a 37mm cannon in the spinner, wing-mounted .50 caliber machine guns, retractable landing gear, a sand-colored camouflage scheme with authentic markings, and more. 12" wingspan; includes a display stand.
#0093158

Price: $65.95
P-39Q Airacobra 1/32 Die Cast Model

P-39Q Airacobra 1/32 Die Cast Model
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This first-ever 1/32 scale die cast P-39 - replicating Saga Boy II, the P-39Q flown by 357th Fighter Group Commander Lt. Col. Edwin S. Chickering while training in California in 1943 - features engraved panel lines; a detailed cockpit with a glazed canopy and a figure of Chickering; a rotating propeller with a 37mm cannon in the spinner; wing-mounted .50 caliber machine guns; retractable landing gear; authentic markings, including commander stripes around the fuselage; and more. 12" wingspan.
#0093150

Price: $65.95

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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - Large USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - XX-Large
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Made of a 50% cotton/50% polyester blend, this screen-printed, ash gray-colored t-shirt features a U.S. Army Air Force emblem on the front and, on the back, profiles of six legendary World War II fighters: the P-38 Lightning, P-39 Airacobra, P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang and P-61 Black Widow.
#0069897
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USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - Large USAAF World War II Fighters Shirt - XX-Large
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This high quality, cream-colored t-shirt features a screen-printed U.S. Army Air Force emblem on the left front and, on the back, profiles of six legendary World War II fighters: the P-38 Lightning, P-39 Airacobra, P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang and P-61 Black Widow. 50% cotton/50% polyester.
#0069395
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#0069394
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WWII US Army Fighter Modeling

 

WWII US Army Fighter Modeling
Softbound Book
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Scutts & Green. From Airacobras to Warhawks, this book covers both the history of scale WWII U.S. Army fighters, and how to get the most from modeling this subject. Step-by-step guides to creating miniature masterpieces combine with color images that clearly demonstrate key modeling techniques. This book also features superb examples of the work of top aviation modelers. 128 pgs., color photos throughout, 8"x 11", sfbd.
#0006034
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Flight Manual P-39 Airacobra
Softbound Book
Ulitmate Find
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A reprint of the official government handbook designed to show the new cadet how  to fly the aircraft. Heavily illustrated with all the data. sfbd.

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P-39 Airacobra DVD Top Documentary Films

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Warbird Checkout #2 - DVD Warbird Checkout #2 - DVD
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Introduction to the P-39 & Flying the P-39
This two-part film from 1942 provides instruction on how to fly the Airacobra "N," a low-wing tricycle gear "hot rod" that was designed as a mount for a 37mm cannon. Includes cockpit check, ground handling, takeoffs, normal flight and landings followed by confidence-building maneuvers, two- and four-plane formation flying, aerobatics, gunnery practice, and then combat action. B&W, 1 hour.

#00V8004
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41st Fighter Squadron

41st Fighter Squadron

DVD Documentary Film - DVD
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Through interviews with 18 veterans, archival footage and photographs, this program presents the history of the 41st Fighter Squadron - which flew the P-39 Airacobra, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang in the Pacific Theater during World War II - from pre-war maneuvers, through the attack on Pearl Harbor and transit overseas, to the squadron's service in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Okinawa. Includes an interactive Pacific Theater map and a P-39 training film. Color and B&W, 2 hrs. 20 mins.    #00V8849   Price: $24.95

Warbird Checkout 10-DVD Set

Warbird Checkout 10-DVD Set
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DVD Top Documentary Films
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Warbird Checkout #1
P-38 Flight Characteristics & Reconnaissance Pilot. Learn how to fly the P-38 and then take off for an exciting reconnaissance mission!

Warbird Checkout #2
Introduction to the P-39 & Flying the P-39

Warbird Checkout #3
Ways of the Warhawk & Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter
Learn about the aircraft that fought over the skies of the Pacific in the early days of World War II!

Warbird Checkout #4
How to Fly the P-47 & The Thunderbolts: Ramrod to Emden
Get up-close to the "Jug," the fighter that could take more punishment than any other!

Warbird Checkout #5
Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane, A Day with the A-36s & Flying the P-61 Series Airplane

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Flight Characteristics of the A-20, How to Fly the B-25 & A-26 Flying Tips

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How to Fly the B-26 & Building a Bomber
Dubbed the Widow Maker, the B-26 Marauder frightened many young pilots, but it got them through the toughest missions.

Warbird Checkout #8
B-29 Flight Procedures and Combat Crew Functioning & The Last Bomb
See the Superfortress, the fastest and mightiest bomber of World War II, like you've never seen it before!

How to Fly the B-24

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How to Fly the B-17 & Fortress in the Sky
The Flying Fortress may well have been the most popular bomber of World War II. Now, you can see its full story through rare, historic film!

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P-39 Airacobra Airplane Art

Forgotten Fighter
Aviation Art
Stan Stokes. 
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The Bell P-39 Airacobra is no doubt the forgotten American-built fighter of WWII. Built in large numbers, most of the aircraft were exported, with many finding  their way to the Red Army. The second highest scoring Soviet ace of the war, Alexander Pokryshkin shown here, flew the P-39 for 48 of his 59 victories. 16"x 11½"  limited edition print.  .....#0007421 $39.95
P-39 Airacobra Aviation Art, Pounding Japanese Ground Positions

P-39 Airacobra, P-400 Export Version
Aviation Art Print
Tony Weddel.
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A P-400 (the export version of the P-39 Airacobra) does what it does  best: flying down on the deck pounding Japanese ground positions. This P-400 was  originally destined for the RAF in the Pacific, but like the others it became part of the  67th Fighter Squadron based at Guadalcanal in 1942. Though it still wears British  camouflage, its newly added sharkmouth and American insignia make it clear what  unit is dealing out the punishment. 23"x 19" print.  .....#0008502 $19.95

Lt. Donald C. McGee P-39 Airicobra WW2 Fighter Airplane

Lt. Donald C. McGee / P-39
Ernie Boyette.  Aviation Art
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Here is a terrific color profile of Lt. McGee's P-39, "Nip Nemesis,"  accompanied by documentation of Lt. McGee's wartime exploits. Print measures 18"x 12" and is signed by the artist.   .....#0007062 $15.95

Keep 'Em Rolling Keep 'Em Rolling
Aviation Art Poster
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This hand numbered, limited edition reproduction of an American World War II poster intended to motivate factory workers features a formation of P-39 Airacobras along with the aircraft's Allison V-1710 engine. 16"x 20".
#0070287
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Hello Jeff,

        Just want to correct a misconception.  You have a description of the P-39 and state that the slip stream pressure on the doors of the P-39 made it impossible for the pilot to open them and bail out.  The design was called an oversight or design mistake.  Not true!

        Just want you to know that there was a red emergency handle (or lever) on each side of the cockpit fastened above and in line with the door hinges.  When the red lever was pulled down the door hinge pins were extracted and then the slip stream easily whipped the door away.  With either door gone the pilot need only roll out onto the wing and be swept away -- under the tail (horizontal elevator).  With a door gone it was probably the easiest of all fighters to bail from.  Certainly far safer than bailing from the highly prized P-51. 
GC II/6 Travail, French Air Force, 1944
The French Air Force, restored by the Allies from elements in North Africa, received 165 P-39 Airacobras beginning in April, 1943. Those P-39s initially operated on coastal patrols in North Africa and then flew close-support missions over southern France and Italy until the end of the war.
The Bell P-39 Airacobra is shown in profile over a combat strip of the  period. "Short Stroke" operated from Fighter 2, an airstrip west of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal during 1942 and 1943. It was flown by the pilots of the 347th Fighter Group, 13th Air Force.

The most successful use of the P-39 in World War II was in the hands of the Soviet Air Force, which nicknamed the Airacobra "Kobrushka" (dear little cobra).

flown in the 1946 Thompson Trophy race, and Old Crow, the first of World War II ace "Bud" Anderson's aircraft to bear that name.

intended for service in North Africa, the P-39 "Devastating Devil" - wearing a sand-colored camouflage scheme - instead joined the 46th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group, at its home base on Makin Island in the Pacific Theater in 1943.

lend-lease P-39N flown by 9th Guards Fighter Division commanding officer Aleksandr Pokryshkin - three-time Hero of the Soviet Union recipient who recorded 48 of his 59 victories flying an "Iron Dog," as the Soviets called the Airacobra - in 1944

Airacobra Mk.I - the P-39 variant modified for export to Britain - flown by 601 "County of London" Squadron, Royal Air Force, in 1941,

"Devastating Devil" - a P-39Q intended for service in North Africa that instead joined the 46th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group, at its home base on Makin Island in the Pacific Theater in 1943

Saga Boy II, the P-39Q flown by 357th Fighter Group Commander Lt. Col. Edwin S. Chickering while training in California in 1943

P-400 Airacobra that flew with the Cactus Air Force at Guadalcanal in 1942

one of the three P-400s - a modified export version of the P-39 originally intended for British service - flown by the 347th Fighter Group in the defense of Guadalcanal's Henderson Field on September 14, 1942,

P-400 Airacoba 1/48 Kit


 a P-400 Airacobra that flew with the Cactus Air Force at Guadalcanal in 1942,

 

 

 

 

 Bell P-39D Airacobra Blueprint

Bell P-39D Airacobra Blueprint

Created by professionals who have painstakingly recreated and modified vintage drawings, this blueprint of the P-39D Airacobra highlights the revolutionary design that placed the engine behind the pilot and the cannon firing through the spinner.

 

 

 

Lt. Col. William Shomo, 71st TRS, 82nd TRG, 1944  "Snooks 2nd," the P-39Q flown by 8-victory ace Lt. Col. William Shomo (a Pennsylvania undertaker who received the Medal of Honor when he shot down seven Japanese aircraft during a single mission on January 11, 1945) of the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, stationed in the Southwest Pacific in 1944.

GC II/6 Travail, French Air Force, 1944   The French Air Force, restored by the Allies from elements in North Africa, received 165 P-39 Airacobras beginning in April, 1943. Those P-39s initially operated on coastal patrols in North Africa and then flew close-support missions over southern France and Italy until the end of the war.

"Quanto Costa," 1st Lt. Samuel Curtis, 332nd FG Capodichino   When the Tuskegee Airmen first entered World War II combat, they were given worn-out aircraft unsuited to the Mediterranean Theater.   Replicating "Quanto Costa," a hand-me-down P-39 flown by 1st Lt. Samuel Curtis (a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with oak leaf clusters) of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, on harbor patrol missions from Capodichino, Italy, in the spring of 1944

4th Stormo, Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force, Italy, 1945  Flying for the Allies after the Italian armistice, the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force received 75 former 332nd Fighter Group P-39Qs in June and July, 1944.  Replicating one of those P-39Qs flown by 4th Stormo, ICBAF, over 1945 Italy

Cobra I, Jack Woolams, 1946 Thompson Trophy Race  Replicating Cobra I, a modified P-39Q that - flown by Jack Woolams of the Skylanes Unlimited Racing Team - was lost over Lake Ontario three days before it was to compete in the 1946 Thompson Trophy race

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