Bell King Cobra Crash

Discussion in 'Aviation Videos' started by SmanUK, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. SmanUK

    SmanUK New Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Occupation:
    Guitarest
    Location:
    Bedford, England, UK
    Home Page:
    Hi, Dose anyone have any video of the Bell King Cobra that crashed at Biggin Hill. Oh and if you also have it, the report into why it crashed.
    Thanks
     
  2. EAF51_Bear

    EAF51_Bear Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Occupation:
    C.O. 51° Stormo European Air Force (:LOL!)
    Location:
    Milano, Italy
    Home Page:
    As far as I know it was the only P39 Aircobra still flying in Europe.
    I saw it at her first public flight ad Duxford in 2004

    There are some news about the fcat on this forum:
    http://www.pprune.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-49287.html

    You can find some pic of that Aircobra here (scroll down to mid page):
    http://ambiorix.spymac.com/introduction.html

    It seem the pilot lost control of the plkane. The fact is knowing what he was doing that time. I read several books of WW2 pilots who say that the P-39, due to the location of the engine, was not at all a plane to be used for aerobatic.
    A number of Italian pilots, flying P-39 with co-belligerant Air Force (ICAF) in 1943-45, run into accidents and even died just because they were doing aerobatcs with their Aircobra.

    You can find more news on what above in the book "Marco Mattioli - Bell P39 Aircobra in Italian Service - - ED. Aviolibri (double language book, Italian + English)
     
  3. R988

    R988 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Office Gimp
    Location:
    Londonium
    The P-39s difficult flying characteristics are fairly well known.
     
  4. SmanUK

    SmanUK New Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Occupation:
    Guitarest
    Location:
    Bedford, England, UK
    Home Page:
    Thanks. I play IL2 and theres one in that, such a hard aircraft to fly. It tip stalls very easy. Shame it crashed, was such a nice aircraft to look at too.
     
  5. Tjen il-vec

    Tjen il-vec Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Yep, thats the same thing about the P-38 lightning except for the engine. But if so, why do they fly these airplanes like that? And what does one mean with aerobatics ? A roll and a loop is not exactly extreme aerobatic flying as far as I'm concerned. The real aerobatic flying is not in any way committed to loops and a half Cuban eight or a roll.
    For instance, the fact that they were not allowed to do a victory roll after a mission was more due to unknown afflicted damage during a dogfight....




    regards,

    Tjen
     
Loading...

Share This Page