P-39 Airacobra: Bell Fighter in World War II (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #63) (Hardcover)

P-39 Airacobra: Bell Fighter in World War II (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #63) By David Doyle Cover Image

P-39 Airacobra: Bell Fighter in World War II (Legends of Warfare: Aviation #63) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 63 in the Legends of Warfare: Aviation series.

With a midengined configuration, sturdy tricycle landing gear, and nose-mounted 37 mm cannon, the Bell P-39 was a thoughtful and innovative design. However, the plane lacked the all-out performance of some other key fighters available to Allied fliers (e.g., Spitfire, Hellcat, Mustang), particularly at altitude. Largely rejected by British and American combat squadrons, the Airacobra was much better received in the Soviet Union, where the Red Air Force successfully deployed large quantities of the type against the Luftwaffe. This new entry in the Legends of Warfare series features detailed photographic coverage of all variants of the Airacobra, including prototypes, trainer versions, production models C through Q, and the P-400.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764367038
ISBN-10: 076436703X
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: August 28th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Aviation