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P-39 "Airacobra"

Multipurpose Fighter

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Bell P-400 (Airacobra Mk I) from a structure of 67-th fighters squadrons of air force of USA, August, 1942 © Michael Bykov

Bell P-400 (Airacobra Mk I) from a structure of 67-th fighters squadrons of air force of USA, August, 1942.

The Model P-39 Fighter Airplane is low-wing land monoplane, powered with an Allison V-1710 engine wich drives an Aero Products three-blade, hydraulic, selective, or automatic, controllable pitch propeller. The tricycle landing gear and split-type wing flaps are electrically controlled. The braces on the two main wheels are hydraulically operated.

Were built 9558 "Airacobra" fighters in different modifications.

P-39Q
Crew 1
Dimensions
Wing span, m 10.36
Length, m 9.2
Height, m 3.8
Powerplant
2 X PE V-1710-85 Allison, hp 1,420
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 2,620
Maximum takeoff weight 3,750
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 615
Time to 4,500m, min 5
Service ceiling, m 10,620
Armament
32-mm cannon and 2 X 12.7-mm machine guns in the nose and two in the wing, underwing bombs, kg 227
Photo Description

Drawing P-39N-1

Drawing P-39 modification

Bell P-39 Airacobra, 601 Sqn AuxAF-RAF, Duxford 1941

P-39

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References

  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "American Warplanes of World War II" /under cor. David Donald/

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