Bell P-39Q "Makin Airacobras" HI-TECH

SH32026

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1:32 plastic and resin kit from the Special Hobby, to build 4 variants of the Bell P-39Q "Makin Airacobras" HI-TECH.

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BrandSpecial Hobby
ReferenceSH32026
SortPlastic and resin kit with PE
Scale1/32
MotifWWII aircraft
Plastic parts163
Resin parts5
PE parts+66
Sizen/d
DecalsUSAAF and US ARMY
Historical period1938-1972
AttentionDo not include paint or glue ( sold separately )
ContentPlastic parts | Resin parts | PE parts | Decals | Instructions
Year2009

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The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service when the United States entered World War II. The P-39 was used with great success by the Soviet Air Force, which scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type. Other major users of the type included the Free French, the Royal Air Force, the United States Army Air Forces, and the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force.

Designed by Bell Aircraft, it had an innovative layout, with the engine installed in the center fuselage, behind the pilot, and driving a tractor propeller via a long shaft. It was also the first fighter fitted with a tricycle undercarriage. Although its mid-engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was handicapped by the absence of an efficient turbo-supercharger, limiting it to low-altitude work. As such it was rejected by the RAF for use over western Europe and passed over to the USSR where performance at high altitude was less important.

Together with the derivative P-63 Kingcobra, the P-39 was one of the most successful fixed-wing aircraft manufactured by Bell.

This is a 1:32 plastic and resin kit from the Special Hobby, to build 4 variants of the Bell P-39Q "Makin Airacobras" HI-TECH, with decals for the US Army or the USAAF.

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Bell P-39Q "Makin Airacobras" HI-TECH

Bell P-39Q "Makin Airacobras" HI-TECH

1:32 plastic and resin kit from the Special Hobby, to build 4 variants of the Bell P-39Q "Makin Airacobras" HI-TECH.

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