COBI P39 Aircobra
The COBI p39 Aircobra is new for Summer 2023 and features at least one version, the COBI Soviet P39Q and possibly others as well. Currently we know that the COBI Bell P39Q will feature one historical figure, an “exposition mat with transcendental suffering” (direct quote from COBI) and a yet to be disclosed number of lego compatible parts.
The COBI P39Q Aircobra will feature pad printed parts so no messy stickers will be needed or included.
The COBI Bell P39 Aircobra is 1/32 scale and will be a great addition to all your COBI 1/32nd scale sets.
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The COBI 5747 will be a great addition to any Military aircraft collection!
COBI Bell P39Q Aircobra History:
The P-39 was one of America’s first-line pursuit planes in December 1941. It made its initial flight in April 1939 at Wright Field, Ohio, and by the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, nearly 600 had been built. Its unique engine location behind the cockpit caused some pilot concern at first, but experience showed that this was no more of a hazard in a crash landing than with an engine located forward of the cockpit. The P-39’s spin characteristics, however, could be a problem if proper recovery techniques were ignored.
Fighting the Japanese in Alaska
From September to November 1942 pilots of the 57th Fighter Squadron flew P-39s and P-38s from an airfield built on land bulldozed into Kuluk Bay on the barren island of Adak in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. They attacked the Japanese forces which had invaded Attu and Kiska islands in the Aleutians in June 1942. The number one foe that claimed the most lives, however, was not the Japanese but the weather. The low clouds, mist, fog, driving rain, snow and high winds made flying dangerous and lives miserable. The 57th remained in Alaska until November 1942 and then returned to the United States.
The Airacobra saw combat throughout the world, particularly in the Southwest Pacific, Mediterranean and Russian theaters. Because its engine was not equipped with a supercharger, the P-39 performed best below 17,000 feet altitude. It often was used at lower altitudes for such missions as ground strafing. When P-39 production ended in August 1944, Bell had built 9,584 Airacobras, of which 4,773 were sent to the Soviet Union through lend-lease. Russian pilots appreciated the cannon-armed P-39 for its ground attack capability. Other P-39s served with Free French and British forces.
Armament: One 37mm cannon firing through the propeller hub, two .50-cal. machine guns in the nose, two .50-cal. machine guns in packets under the wing, 500 lbs. of bombs externally
Engine: Allison V-1710 of 1,200 hp
Maximum speed: 376 mph
Cruising speed: 250 mph
Range: 650 miles
Ceiling: 35,000 ft.
Span: 34 ft.
Length: 30 ft. 2 in.
Height: 12 ft. 5 in.
Weight: 7,570 lbs. normal load
Learn more about the real aircraft that inspired the COBI P39 here at the 477th Fighter Group Website.
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