Aviation Photo #1504270: Bell P-39Q Airacobra - USA - Air Force


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • ivandalavia
    USA - Air Force
    Bell P-39Q Airacobra
    Bell P-39/400 Airacobra
    Bell P-39/400 Airacobra
    Bell
    42-20613
    Yakutsk (- Tuimaada)
    Russia
    October 2008
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March 27, 2009
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Comments (2)

Anonymous
5 years ago
Could use some work. But who knows how the locals feel about putting money into that kind of project? And how the Hell did the Soviets manage to shoot down so many damn German planes with P-39's. Is it really 99% attributable to the height at which the Soviet strategy dictated interception, dogfighting??
Anonymous
4 years ago
Except for its lack of a turbocharger, the P-39 was a fine fighter design. And that turbocharger wouldn't matter at low level, where the engine could get all the boost it could handle from its own internal blower. Low level is exactly where the Soviets were doing their air combat. They were protecting their ground troops from German close-support aircraft and protecting their own close-support aircraft from German fighters. Keep in mind also that many of the German planes killed by Soviet Airacobras were not fighters themselves; only the fighters would have posed any challenge.