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Bell P-39 Airacobra

3,034 L0RR3B0RR3  one month ago

The Bell P-39 Airacobra

A brief history

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The Bell P-39 Airacobra was a fighter produced by Bell Aircraft produced for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. It was one of the principal American fighters in service when the United States entered combat. The P-39 was used by the Soviet Air Force, and enabled individual Soviet pilots to collect the highest number of kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type flown by any air force in any conflict. Other major users of the type included the Free French, the Royal Air Force, and the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force.

It had an unusual layout, with the engine installed in the centre fuselage, behind the pilot, and driving a tractor propeller in the nose with 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, preventing it from performing high-altitude work. For this reason, it was rejected by the RAF for use over western Europe but adopted by the USSR, where most air combat took place at medium and lower altitudes.


Controls

  • Normal flight controls
  • VTOL=Flaps
  • Trim=Trim

Flight instructions

  • Landing

    1. Flaps: 100%
    2. Trim: 100% down
    3. Speed: 165-180 kmph(103-112 mph)
  • Takeoff:

    1. Flaps: 50%
    2. pitch up att 240 kmph(150 mph)

Notes

  1. This aircraft is trimmed after the height of 1000m (3 2801 feet)

  2. Maximum speed is reached a height of 5000m (16 404 feet)

  3. Flaps have 2 stages, one for taking off one for landing


Armament

  • 1 × 37 mm M4 cannon firing through the propeller hub
  • 4 × 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns

Features

  • Semi-realistic performance
  • High blueprint accuracy
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Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 33.4ft (10.2m)
  • Length 30.4ft (9.3m)
  • Height 11.6ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 6,516lbs (2,956kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,571lbs (3,434kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.198
  • Wing Loading 31.4lbs/ft2 (153.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 241.4ft2 (22.4m2)
  • Drag Points 2300

Parts

  • Number of Parts 584
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    3,034 L0RR3B0RR3

    @BlackHawkCV187 try putting the physics to max

    one month ago
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    The propeler explodes for some reason...

    one month ago
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    10.4k Griffon1

    @Thisairplanesucks dude it's my favorite plane in that game

    +2 one month ago
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    9,455 Galland

    This is the most comfortable wing I have ever seen spliced. The wing construction is perfect.

    +1 one month ago
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    546 Harder258

    maximum speed is 820224 and altitude ASL 1,034,118 can be reachedthat by getting hit with a missile (at least the ones from the destroyers that protect the uss beast (altitude can be achieved after 5 seconds)

    +1 one month ago
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    546 Harder258

    anyone else unlocked this on war thunder

    +2 one month ago
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    This plane is amazing!! What happened to the 2 .50 cals in the nose though :(
    Kidding lol. This is great

    +1 one month ago
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    133k MAHADI

    I like the smoothness very much! Great work!

    +1 one month ago
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    3,034 L0RR3B0RR3

    Thanks for all the love!

    one month ago
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    Good

    +1 one month ago
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    10.4k Griffon1

    I am a simple man. I see Airacobra, I upvote.

    +4 one month ago
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    3,034 L0RR3B0RR3

    @TatsuTheOtaku Thank you!

    +1 one month ago
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    Awesome

    +1 one month ago
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    3,034 L0RR3B0RR3

    @Hedero Thanks!

    one month ago
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    87.9k Hedero

    Incredibly well built, very scale as well. Nicely done my guy!

    +1 one month ago
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    8,876 JuanNotAnAlt

    @L0RR3B0RR3 ye I know.

    +1 one month ago
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    3,034 L0RR3B0RR3

    @JuanNotAnAlt This is da American version

    one month ago
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    8,876 JuanNotAnAlt

    @L0RR3B0RR3 Da Russian version is good.

    +1 one month ago
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    3,034 L0RR3B0RR3

    @Trainzo Thanks!

    one month ago
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    36.6k Trainzo

    Very great build . Waooohhh .

    +1 one month ago
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    3,034 L0RR3B0RR3

    Oh yeah

    one month ago