Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park - Bell P-39 Airacobra
Bill Maloney

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01 Bell P-39 Airacobra 02 Bell P-39 Airacobra 03 P-39 Airacobra Main Gear 04 P-39 Airacobra Nose Gear
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05 P-39 Wing Gun 06 P-39 Wing Gun 07 P-39 Airacobra Main Gear 08 P-39 Airacobra Tail
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09 P-39 Airacobra Wing 10 Bell P-39 Airacobra 11 Allison V12 Exhaust Stacks 12 P-39 Airacobra Tail
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13 P-39 Airacobra Wing 14 Bell P-39 Airacobra 15 P-39 Airacobra Nose Gear Door 16 P-39 Airacobra Nose Cannon

Bell P-39 Airacobra Specifications:

Bell P-39 Airacobra
Another Bell P-39 Airacobra at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH

Length: 34 feet
30 feet, 2 inches
12 feet, 5 inches
Empty 5,347 Max Takeoff - 7540lbs
Max Speed: 376mph at 19,700 feet
Cruise Speed: 250mph at 16,400 feet
Range: 650 miles
Service Ceiling: 33,000 feet
Fuel Capacity: 106 gallons internally and 80 gallons in a single drop tank
Powerplant: Allison V-1710 with 1,200hp
 One 37mm cannon firing through the propeller hub
 Two 50 Cal Browning machine guns in the nose
 Two 50 Cal Browning machine guns in underwing pods
 One or more bombs of up to 550lbs total
First Flight :
Cost: $46,000

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