P-39 Bell Airacobra WWII Fighter 1/46 Plastic Model Kit
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1/46 Scale. This kit comes molded in Olive Drab with 39 parts. Decals included for original release and shark mouth version. Measures 8 inches long with a wing span of 9 inches also includes our famous swivel stand. Pilot and crewman are included, Features engraved original markings, landing gear and belly tank.
The P-39 Airacobra was developed in 1939 and was an aircraft that became famous for its engineering innovations. The Allison engine, which cranked out 1150 horsepower at 3000 RPM, was mounted behind the Pilot, driving the propeller by means of a lengthened drive shaft through a reduction gear box mounted in the forward section of the fuselage.
The Airacobra was the principal American fighter aircraft when the US entered World War II. It was produced in large numbers, and was used by both the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force. It was also used very successfully by the Russians as a tank destroyer. Its top speed was rated at 400 miles per hour. With a combat ceiling listed at 36,000 feet, the P-39 had to carry full oxygen equipment.
The Airacobra was one of the outstanding aircraft of World War II, and saw service in almost all theatres. Its versatility made it an important factor in the early stages of the war.
Length: 30 ft 2 in (9.19 m)
Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
Height: 12 ft 5 in (3.78 m)
Empty weight: 6,516 lb (2,956 kg)
Gross weight: 7,570 lb (3,434 kg)
Powerplant: × Allison V-1710-85 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,200 hp (890 kW) at 9,000 ft (2,743 m)
Maximum speed: 389 mph (626 km/h, 338 kn)
Range: 525 mi (845 km, 456 nmi) on internal fuel
Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (11,000 m)
Rate of climb: 3,805 ft/min (19.33 m/s) at 7,400 ft (2,256 m)
1 × 37 mm M4 cannon in nose (firing through the propeller hub) with 30 rounds of HE-T ammunition.
2 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) synchronized Browning M2 machine guns, nose-mounted; 200 rounds per gun
2 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) Browning M2 machine guns (one each wing), 300 rounds per gun
Bombs: Up to 500 lb (230 kg) of bombs under wings and belly
Nice kit. Good fit, considering the age of the mold. Did have to use some filler on the wing-fuselage joints and I did have a bit of problem on the canopy (perhaps my fault), but a nice build. I did the box art camouflage scheme. Worth a go if you're into a fun project.
Little flash, only one sink mark, parts all fit well. Good decals. If possible tho, Revell did sell a version of this kit with decals for the Cobra II air racer from the 1947 Cleveland Air Races. Any chance you could issue the kit w/those decals. Thanks