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Bell P-39 Airacobra
Here Is My Bell P-39 Airacobra
About this creation

The belly of the beast.


A close-up on the cockpit.


Here's the pilot of this crazy contraption.


The side. You can see the exhaust ports behind the cockpit.

Here's the Airacobra Dogfithting over the north sea. The pilot apparently got a good firing angle on the bandit.

This plane was a difficult build. It took forever to find a good design aft of the cockpit. I think it turned out pretty good

Info
The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service at the start of World War II. Although its mid-engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was handicapped by the lack of an efficient turbo-supercharger, limiting it to low-altitude work, although the type was used with great success by the Soviet Air Force. In the P-39, Soviet pilots scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type.

Stats
General characteristics

Crew: One
Length: 30 ft 2 in (9.2 m)
Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.4 m)
Height: 12 ft 5 in (3.8 m)
Wing area: 213 ft (19.8 m)
Empty weight: 5,347 lb (2,425 kg)
Loaded weight: 7,379 lb (3,347 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 8,400 lb (3,800 kg)
Powerplant: 1 Allison V-1710-85 liquid-cooled V-12, 1,200 hp (895 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 376 mph; (605 km/h; Redline dive speed=525 mph.)
Range: 1,098 miles (1,770 km)
Service ceiling 35,000 ft (10,700 m)
Rate of climb: 3,750 ft/min (19 m/s; 15,000'/ 4.5 min at 160 mph (260 km/h).)
Wing loading: 34.6 lb/ft (169 kg/m)
Power/mass: 0.16 hp/lb (0.27 kW/kg)

Armament
1x 37 mm M4 cannon firing through the propeller hub at the rate of 140 rpm with 30 rounds of HE ammo.
4 x .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns. Rate of fire was 750 rpm x 1 gun in each wing, only 300 rpm each x 2 guns synchronized in the cowl. Ammo: 200 rounds per nose-gun, 300 per wing-pod.
Up to 500 lb (230 kg) of bombs externally



Comments

 I like it 
  September 25, 2011
nice job, especially with the wings, simple but fairly accurate. keep up the good work.
 I like it 
  May 28, 2009
Your Best! Either make all others with a smaller Fuselage(not minifigure scale)and Vertical stabilizers, or make the fuselages and wings longer. Nice, though! All are nice!
 I like it 
  September 13, 2008
Nice job, instantly recognizable as a P-39. Nice to see a Cobra on here, there aren't many. Nice job! -- -- Michael
 
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