Bell Aircraft P-39 Airacobra

Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Bell P-39N Airacobra N81575 28740 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell P-39 Airacobra is a single-engine single-seat fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Aircraft Corporation.
The Bell P-39 was the world's first fighter aircraft with tricycle landing gear and rear-mounted engine. The Soviet Air Force was the largest P-39 operator with approx. 5000 aircraft.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelAllison V-1710-83
Engine Power895 kW1200 hp
Speed620 km/h335 kts
  386 mph
Service Ceiling10.973 m36.000 ft
Range1.046 km565 NM
650 mi.
Empty Weight2.545 kg5.611 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.810 kg8.400 lbs
Wing Span10,36 m33 ft 12 in
Wing Area19,8 m213 ft
Length9,19 m30 ft 2 in
Height3,61 m11 ft 10 in
First Flight07.10.1937
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1940-1944
Total Production9558
ICAO CodeP39
Data for (Version)Bell P-39M Airacobra

[Photo-ID: 6319] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Bell P-39N Airacobra, , N81575, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Bell
P-39N Airacobra
Reg.: N81575
 
ex USAAF 42-8740
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10902] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bell P-39N Airacobra, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-18814, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Bell
P-39N Airacobra
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-18814
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6110] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Bell P-39N Airacobra, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-19027, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Bell
P-39N Airacobra
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-19027
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6109] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Bell P-39N Airacobra, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-19027, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Bell
P-39N Airacobra
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-19027
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11255] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Bell P-39Q Airacobra, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-20000, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Bell
P-39Q Airacobra
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-20000
 
composite aircraft
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5478] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Bell P-39Q Airacobra, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-3887, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Bell
P-39Q Airacobra
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-3887
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 1235] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Bell P-39Q-5B Airacobra, The Fighter Collection, G-CEJU, c/n 26E-397, Karsten Palt, 2008Bell
P-39Q-5B Airacobra
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-CEJU
c/n: 26E-397
 
USAAF 42-19993
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 1236] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Bell P-39Q-5B Airacobra, The Fighter Collection, G-CEJU, c/n 26E-397, Karsten Palt, 2008Bell
P-39Q-5B Airacobra
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-CEJU
c/n: 26E-397
 
USAAF 42-19993
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]