P-39 Airacobra Shark Mouth with Swivel Stand
1/46 Scale. This kits 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.