Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bell P-39 in Air-to-Air Combat over Smolensk

IL2 Forgotten Battles Video Game of the unusual mid engine, Bell P-39 of the Russian Army Air-force engage in air to air combat with various German aircraft types. The so called "tank buster" could hold its own against the enemy thanks to its powerful through the propeller shaft canon. The P-39 was used with great success by the Soviet Air Force, which scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type. The scenes were flown from the cockpit and recorded on track files which are later played back and all scenes recorded by FRAPS; the  computer screen capture software.
The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service when the United States entered World War II. Wikipedia Top speed: 605 km/h Length: 9.19 m Wingspan: 10 m First flight: April 6, 1938 Engine type: Allison V-1710 Unit cost: 50,666–50,666 USD (1944) Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft

  • Over 2,000 of these aircraft were built at Bell's factory in Buffalo New York and shipped to the Russians during the second world war where they played a decisive roll in defeating the Nazi forces. The P-39 scored more victories than any other other American designs

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