Bell series (P39, P63 and P59)

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  1. diamant

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    #1 diamant, Jun 22, 2012
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    Hi

    Now that we received the decals from our friend Luis my father completed the P39 AH574 and with this model the Bell (P39, P59 and P63) series is done.

    This series include the following models

    1) Bell Airacobra P39D AH621 EEUU 1941 On flight trials prior to delivery to UK
    2) Bell Airacobra P39D UF - AH576 - 601 Sqdn - Uk - 07/09/1941 - Duxford
    3) Bell Airacobra P39D UF/L - AH589 - 601 Sqdn - Uk - August 1941 - Duxford
    4) Bell Airacobra P39D TZ - A53-9 - 23 Sqdn - RAAF -late 1943
    5) Bell Airacobra P39D FA/F - A53-6 - 85 Sqdn - RAAF - August 1943
    6) Bell Airacobra P39F A53-1 - 24 Sqdn - RAAF - July 1942 - Aircraft Park at Bankstown
    7) Bell Airacobra P39C DS173 - Uk
    8 ) Bell Airacobra P39D AH571 - USA - Used for new tail trails.
    9) Bell Airacobra P39D AH574 - first carrier landing by a tricycle undercarriage aircraft on 4 April 1945 on HMS Pretoria Castle
    10) Bell Airacobra P63 Kingcobra FR408 - September 1944 - On flight trials
    11) Bell Airacobra P63 Kingcobra FZ440 - April 1945 - On flight trials related with laminar flow
    12) Bell Airacobra P59 Airacomet PJ362/G


    Here are some photos.

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    All the Australian P39 together

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    P39 AH574 used for experimental work, including the first carrier landing by a tricycle undercarriage aircraft on 4 April 1945 on HMS Pretoria Castle.

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    Cheers
    Santiago
     
  2. Wildcat

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    Another great collection! Well done.
     
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    Awesome. Would love some more pics of the individual planes.
     
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    Excellent, like the look of those...
     
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    Another nice collection - you must be running out of storage space!
     
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    #8 muscogeemike, Jun 23, 2012
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    Way cool - someone who loves Bell planes as much as me! Good to see a P-59 in RAF markings and all the other color and decal schemes.
    I was surprised that the RAF was still flying any P-39's as late as 1943.
    Thanks diamant.
    Could you better ID which aircraft goes with you listings - which is #1, #2, etc.?
     
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    I am big fan of model families. This here is phantastic!
    Cheers Juergen
     
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    Prolific as ever Santiago, they look great as a collection. I too would like to see bigger individual pics and each one labelled, as there's a couple of those schemes I'd like to replicate.
     
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