Sunday, April 26, 2015

Introduction to the Bell P-39 Airacobra

IL2 Forgotten Battles Video Game of the unusual mid engine, Bell P-39 of the Russian Army Air-force engage in Dogfights 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. German Aircraft in order of appearance: Me 109; Me 210; FW-190; and FW-189

Flying the P-39: Introduction to the Bell P-39 Airacobra Fighter (1942)

Published on 25 Apr 2012
"You've gotta love a World War 2 fighter with a big honkin' 37mm cannon in the nose!" Zeno, Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Don't miss our P-39 DVD for more Airacobra action & P-39 pilot's manual

One of the Russian Air Force's favorite US lend lease imports, the rugged P-39 was an outstanding tank buster on the Eastern Front where it saw lots of action. It's mid engine and 37mm canon were virtually unique. After being pulled out of front line US service in the early in the World War 2, the '39 was widely used as a trainer. Her tricky stall characteristics had a reputation for weeding out poor rookie pilots -- permanently.

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