P-39 Airacobra in detail by Bert Kinzey

Cover of: P-39 Airacobra | Bert Kinzey

Published by Squadron/Signal Publications in Carrollton, Tex .

Written in English

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  • Airacobra (Fighter plane)

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Book details

StatementBert Kinzey.
SeriesD & S ;, vol. 63
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUG1242.F5 K54643 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6900419M
ISBN 101888974168
LC Control Number00710654
OCLC/WorldCa44910793

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The P looked similar to the P but was really a new plane altogether. These planes are often remember as "Pinballs" - they were modified to be used as flying targets for bomber crews to have a realistic target to shoot at.

The book is good - /5(5). Books shelved as pairacobra: P Airacobra Aces of World War 2 by John Stanaway, RAF Fighters of World War 2 by Alan W. Hall, US Army Air Force figh.

In this title, "P Airacobra Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 36)", the author introduces the reader to the men who achieved "ace" status flying the P Airacobra. The men the author chronicles in the first part of the book, Americans who flew and scored aerial victories in the Airacobra, are certainly great pilots to have /5(17).

The P Airacobra was the first fighter in the world to have a tricycle undercarriage and to have P-39 Airacobra book engine mounted mid-fuselage behind the pilot. It had rather a troubled beginning because it had been designed as a fighter for the western European theater of operations where it turned out to be completely unsuitable for the s: 0.

The Bell P Airacobra may have been the least-loved American fighter of World War II. Most Americans piloted the P only during training and were almost universally unimpressed.

A handful flew the P in combat in North Africa, the Aleutians and the South Pacific. Retired Air Force Col. Evans G. Stephens was one of them. P Airacobra in Action Squadron Signal Book # Ernie McDowell I do combine shipping Multipe lot winners please wait for invoice to get correct shipping price.

Check out my other auction items. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active Rating: % positive. Covering both the P Airacobra and the P King Cobra airplanes, photographs and drawings illustrate every feature of the aircraft, and color profiles show the "Cobra" markings.

1/72 3-view drawings were also created exclusively for this book. 79 pgs. with 16 in. The P Airacobra was the first fighter in the world to have a tricycle undercarriage and to have the engine mounted mid-fuselage behind the pilot.

It had rather a troubled beginning because it had been designed as a fighter for the western European theater of operations where it turned out to be completely unsuitable for the : Paperback.

The Bell P Airacobra production line at Wheatfield, near Niagara Falls, New York. Many women worked in the plant building Ps and Ps during the war. In comparison to the best fighters of the day such as the P, P, P, BfSpitfire and Zero, it got a bad rap because of its poor showing in the early European theater.

"Loved by some, hated by others, the Bell P Airacobra is a fascinating, but largely forgotten aircraft of WWII history that played a significant role in the early air combat in the Pacific.

This book is another excellent work of research by author John Stanaway and full of interesting history, photographs and appendixes of pilots who scored. Messner, Warren A. “America’s Mid-Engine Fighters, The Bell P Airacobra & P Kingcobra”.

() The sheer amount of documentation and description provided in this resource conclusively shows the first flight occurred in and not " I’m trying to procure a copy of Messner’s document in the hopes of clearing up this mystery.C: This article has been rated as C-Class on the.

The P-39 Airacobra book Airacobra was a fighter aircraft made by Bell first flew inand was introduced in While it had good weapons, it was known for being very unstable and could lose control easily. It was fast but not very good above m (15, feet) as it lacked turbocharger.

The Soviet Union used it during World War II as a fighter interceptor as most air Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft. Fall And Demise Of The Bell P Airacobra (Pt. 1) January Airborne Cobra, Pt. II Of The P Story Revealing Bell’s Fighter In Its Manifold Forms; February Airborne Cobra, Painting Up The P In All Its Glory; December Outcasts Of The Arsenal, The Worst Aviation Programs Of WWII Airacobra, Buffalo, Eagle & Helldiver.

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Examining the design, Bell's team was unable to find space within the XP's small fuselage for the turbo-supercharger. In AugustLarry Bell met with the USAAC and NACA to discuss the issue. At the meeting, Bell argued in favor of eliminating the turbo-supercharger altogether.

This approach, much to Kelsey's later dismay, was adopted and. Spoiler alert - if you don't want to know what I think, go to the next paragraph. This is THE only book you will need to own for reference on the P Airacobra.

Printed on high quality gloss paper, this paperback book is printed on A5 size with pages chock full of information. Modelers will love the information included in this book. The P Airacobra was a bit like Rodney Dangerfield—it “couldn’t get no respect,” especially from those who never piloted the “Flying Cannon” built by the Buffalo, New York-based Bell Aircraft Corp.

But those who flew the P came to love it and its idiosyncrasies. Hans Rudel described in his book P Airacobra as an ferocious enemy An interestin comparison between this two. Самолеты Як-9, «Аэрокобра» и «Спитфайер IX» из состава 2-го гв.ИАК ПВО, г.

Ленинград, гг. Image source Журнал «М-Хобби» №5/ Book Reviews Main Menu: P Airacobra Units of World War 2 P Airacobra Units of World War 2.

Loved by some, hated by others, the Bell P Airacobra is a fascinating, but largely forgotten aircraft of WWII history that played a significant role in the early air combat in the Pacific.

The position of the retractable landing gear has model to learn with. The extra effort to construct the If you plan to enter your P Airacobra in scale been moved 1/2" [13mm] aft to allow a scale 4" P Airacobra with flaps is well worth the effort when competition, this kit qualifies for Fun Scale and the [mm] wheel to clear the wing.

Only two Bell P Airacobra fighters remain airworthy in the world and one is at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Bill Fier of the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) flew it here.

The P stands out instantly on the Warbird ramp as the only World War II fighter here on tricycle landing gear. Bell P Airacobra, Robert F. Dorr with Jerry C. Scutts (Crowood Aviation). A detailed looked at the development and service history of this controversial American fighter aircraft.

The P had a poor reputation amongst British and American pilots, and Dorr examines the reasons why, as well as looking at why the same aircraft was so much more popular in Soviet Service. Bell P Airacobra by Artur Juszczak; Robert Pęczkowski and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Bell P Airacobra Orange Series by Peczkowski, Robert - AbeBooks.

Bell Aircraft P Airacobra and P King Cobra Appreciation Group. likes 13 talking about this. Dedicated to the Bell Aircraft Corporation fighters ofWorld War II. The Bell P Followers:   by Sam McGowan. If there is an American combat airplane that has achieved an ill-deserved reputation, no doubt it would be the much-maligned Bell P Airacobra, a tricycle landing gear single-engine fighter whose reputation was greatly overshadowed by the more famous, and of more recent design, Lockheed P Lightning, Curtiss P Tomahawk.

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More about Bell P Airacobra. Search for Bell P Airacobra and quickly find all products, articles, walkarounds and books related to this topic. The Bell P Airacobra is yet another in the long line aircraft studies stemming from World War 2 in the "what-might-have been" category.

The system had all the looks of a top performer, armament that could go head-to-head with any contemporary and a design philosophy that could have brought about a whole new era is aircraft engineering.

Get this from a library. Bell P Airacobra. [Artur Juszczak]. Bell P39 Airacobra and P63 Kingcobra Fighters: Soviet Service during World War II by Yefim Gordon,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

The very stylish, but underachieving Airacobra was the second most numerous American fighter at the start of the war. Let's look at what was right, and what was wrong with the little Bell.

Most readers will probably know this type better under its more common designator, P But a number of Airacobras were produced for.

I have the Osprey book P Airacobra Aces of WW2, which is quite a good little account for those who are after something a little more generic. I know there are those on this forum who don't favour the Osprey titles, but there are individual authors who are very good and that makes the books good value for money.

P AIRACOBRA "IN ACTION". P Airacobra in Action. Book by David Doyle. Squadron Signal rated with photos, detailed line drawings, and more than a dozen color profiles.

80 pages of informative images and Rating: % positive. They're still in standard RAF camouflage of green/dark sea grey/light sea grey which became standard from about August I must hunt down a copy of that Airacobra Aces of WW2 as I have very little info on the P I've also found a book dedicated solely to Russian front Airacobras and Kingcobras, so I might get that.

After the huge advances made in the early months of the Pacific war, it was in remote New Guinea where the advance of Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force (IJNAF) A6M Zero-sen fighters was first halted due to a series of offensive and defensive aerial battles ranging from treetop height up to 30, ft.

Initially, the IJNAF fought Australian Kittyhawks, but by May. Although a US plane, the P Bell Airacobra was used by the Russians through Lend-Lease during the second World War and was highly effective in low-level, short-range attacks, ground force protection, and reconnaissance.

This kit is a scale, flying model for the experienced builder and flyer. Designed as an interceptor, when the Bell P Airacobra appeared in it was acclaimed as one of the most advanced combat planes of the time. Elegantly designed and innovatively engineered (it featured the engine mid-aircraft like a racing car), it experienced mixed operational fortunes but was especially successful in the Soviet Air Force.

Airacobra Mk.I - the P variant modified for export to Britain - flown by "County of London" Squadron, Royal Air Force, in"Devastating Devil" - a PQ 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   The only difference is that the P does indeed get into spins and stalls faster.

I have no problem flying it with a joystick at all, flying with a joystick is a lot of getting used to.

(The P should indeed be handled with care) That's all I. The P Airacobra may be the least loved American fighter plane of World War II, deemed inadequate by military planners at the outset of hostilities and written off. Armamento. O armamento básico do Airacobra consistia em um canhão de 37mm no nariz, mais duas metralhadoras Browning M2 de 12,7mm colocadas atrás da hélice e quatro meralhadoras Browning 7,62 mm nas asas.

Podia levar, em casos especiais, uma bomba de libras sob a fuselagem, ou um tanque de barriga para longas jornadas. A blindagem podia chegar a pesar Fabricante: Bell Aircraft Corporation.Newsfeed.

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The first American fighter fitted with a tricyle undercarriage and mid-mounted engine, the P proved less than successful in the hands of .

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