Bell P-39G Airacobra (Model 26)
The P-39G Airacobra was to have been similar to the earlier P-39D-2 lend lease aircraft, but using a different propeller to replace the Curtiss Electric, which was in short supply. A total of 1,800 P-39Gs were ordered, but that order was cancelled before any aircraft were built. Some of the same serial numbers were later allocated to the P-39L, P-39M and P-39N.
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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How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (7 July 2008), Bell P-39G Airacobra (Model 26)