Bell YP-39 Airacobra
A view of one of the service test Bell YP-39 Airacobras in flight. This shot clearly shows the barrel of the 37mm cannon in the nose. The pilot is visible in the cockpit, illustrating the small size of the aircraft
Bell P-39 Airacobra, Robert F. Dorr with Jerry C. Scutts
(Crowood Aviation). A detailed looked at the development and service history of this controversial American fighter aircraft. The P-39 had a poor reputation amongst British and American pilots, and Dorr examines the reasons why, as well as looking at why the same aircraft was so much more popular in Soviet Service. Scutts provides a chapter on the P-63 Kingcobra, and the book also covers the numerous Bell fighter projects that failed to enter production.
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