Bell P-39 Airacobra

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  1. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    Does anyone have some really good pictures of the P-39 Airacobra?

    And I want REALLY good pics 8) :D

    Thanks, CC 8)
     
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    Try the following.

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    *** Please note. Kiwimac has posted these pictures with the intent of education only. No profit has been made from them nor has he made any alteration to them and he does not claim them as his own property or work. ***

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    Here are a few....
     

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    you want it's technical drawings??
     
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    Thanks guys, some real great pics there! 8)

    No ta lanc, I just wanted decent colour photos I can use for my signature in the future.
     
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    I took this pic in Duxford this summer.....
     

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    here u are cc,

    it,s hard to find any decent p-39 pics!
     

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    here is one in my collection cc
     

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    What about P-63's, anyone got some good shots of them? 8)
     
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    Nice! 8) I like the way the 'cobras have a normal door as a means of entering the cabin :D Theyre both pretty cool planes, IMO 8)
     
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    The door is interesting, but the question is can you get out of it while it's flying, if you need to bail out? The original P-47 had a door like that and in the air, you couldn't open it to get out! Yikes!
     
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    I would have thought it would be easier than opening the canopy...
     
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    The problem is the way the door opens. The wind rushing by wants to close the door, so it is difficult to open when in the air. If it was positioned the other way, where it was hinged on the back, no problem, except the prop might create enough gust to rip the door off the plane.
     
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    Hmmmmm, I see your point. If there were catches inside that just removed the door altogether in emergencies though, that might just work.
     
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    Yes, that would work, or explosive bolts. They originally tried the door on the P-47 and pretty quickly changed to the sliding canopy. I have a picture of the door on a P-47 at home.
     
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    cool, wouldn't mind seeing that........

    early tiffys had both doors and side hinged canopie tops.........
     
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    That begs the question: Why? :lol:
     
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