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04868 - Revell 1:32 Bell P-39D Airacobra

Specification:

  • Length: 294mm
  • Number of parts: 166
  • Wingspan: 322mm


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- Detailed surface with recessed panel joints
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- Radio rack behind the cockpit
- Separate ailerons and elevator
- Detailed undercarriage
- Detailed exhaust assembly
- Detailed front undercarriage bay
- One auxiliary fuel tank
- Separate cockpit doors

Super decal set for "Airacutie" and a USAAF version:
- Bell P-39D Airacobra of 36th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group at Milne Bay, New Guinea, Pacific, 1943
- Bell P-39D Airacobra of 36th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group at New Guinea, Pacific, 1943

The P-39 Airacobra was designed in 1937 in response to a tender by the U.S. Army Air Corps. In many respects the P-39 Airacobra was an unusual aircraft. The basic idea was to install a powerful engine as close as possible to the aircraft's centre of gravity in order to improve manoeuvrability and stability. An Oldsmobile T-9 37 mm cannon fired through an opening in the propeller spinner. The P-39 was the first American fighter fitted with a freely rotating nose-wheel.

The Airacobra also aroused interest in the British Royal Air Force, the RAF however later rejected the aircraft. The Russian Air Force also expressed strong interest in the aircraft and initially took delivery of 179 units. The U.S. Army Corps also equipped some of its newly formed units with the P-39, including the 8th and 35th Fighter Groups which operated out of New Guinea. Often underrated in the West the P-39 proved to be an exceptional aircraft in the Far East. Its top speed of 580 km/h was sufficient to dominate an A6M Zero in a dogfight.

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04868 - Revell 1:32 Bell P-39D Airacobra

04868 - Revell 1:32 Bell P-39D Airacobra

Specification:

  • Length: 294mm
  • Number of parts: 166
  • Wingspan: 322mm


Ex-Special Hobby kit.
**Price reduced - damaged box**

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