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P-39 Airacobra in detail Paperback – January 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 79 pages
  • Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1st edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888974168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888974164
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,772,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cpt matt VINE VOICE on April 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
Bell Corporation built this plane - it had a mid engine configuration so they could put a 37mm cannon to fire thru the nose. Novel idea, but the plane was not at all manuverable, the cannon often jammed. The British ordered 200 of them...and gave them back to the US. They saw service in Guadalcanal where they were good for ground support. Most of the 9,500 that were built went to the Soviets under Lend-Lease. The P-63 looked similar to the P-39 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 - not perfect for modelers, only four pages of color. I'd recommend this book for someone who is interested in US aviation designs of the late 1930's, those who want to learn a bit more about an odd plane. Plenty of line drawings, cut aways, b&w photos and text. An affordable book for a plane that was not a "war-winner", but a part of aviation history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cat5fred on October 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
Bert Kinsey provides good, useful information in his traditional Detail & Scale format. The facts are professionally offered, starting from the X-prototypes to the Q model. There is about 2 1/2 pages of information on the P-63 Kingcobra, so I can't label it as a reference for such. The color profiles given are good enough. I haven't heard no one complaining about the accuracy so they must be correct. Kinsey is generally on the mark, trustworthy author.

As a modeler, I was expecting a little more on the way of photos and diagrams. The ones provided tend to be on the smallish side. The resolution was good in its day but now lags behind new printing technology. Don't let me discourage you from buying this book. As scarce as references are on the Airacobra this one definitely should earn a place in your collection.
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