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.



Manufacturer: Bell

Engines: Allison V-1710-351, 15HP

Speed: 400MPH

Length: 30ft 2inch

Range: 800mi

Wingspan: 34ft

Weight: 8,200lbs(max)

Ceiling: 33,200ft