Bell P-39 Airacobra

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HistoryCentral.com >Aviation > WW II: American Aircraft >Bell P-39 Airacobra

The History of Aviation


AMERICAN COMBAT

AIRCRAFT OF WORLD

WAR II

Bell P-39 Airacobra

The P-39 was one of the most controversial aircraftof the war. It was originally designed as a close air support plane, but then modified to act as an interceptor, a job it was ill equipped to perform.It was a successful close air support aircraft. 9,585 were built, of which5,000 were sent to the Soviet Union.


P-39D

Manufacturer: Bell

Engines: Allison V-1710-351, 15HP

Speed: 400MPH

Length: 30ft 2inch

Range: 800mi

Wingspan: 34ft

Weight: 8,200lbs(max)

Ceiling: 33,200ft

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