Bell Aircraft P-63 Kingcobra

Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Bell P-63A Kingcobra N94501 269080 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell P-63 Kingcobra is a single-engine single-seat fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Aircraft Corporation.
The Bell P-63 is a development of the Bell P-39 Airacobra. The Soviet Air Force was the largest P-63 operator with approx. 2500 aircraft.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelAllison V-1710-93
Engine Power988 kW1325 hp
Speed659 km/h356 kts
  410 mph
Service Ceiling13.106 m43.000 ft
Range724 km391 NM
450 mi.
Empty Weight2.892 kg6.376 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.763 kg10.500 lbs
Wing Span11,68 m38 ft 4 in
Wing Area23,0 m²248 ft²
Length9,96 m32 ft 8 in
Height3,84 m12 ft 7 in
First Flight07.12.1942
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1943-1945
Total Production>3300
ICAO CodeP63
Data for (Version)Bell P-63A Kingcobra

[Photo-ID: 10901] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bell P-63E Kingcobra, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 43-11727, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell
P-63E Kingcobra
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 43-11727
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5482] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Bell P-63E Kingcobra, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 43-11728, c/n 33-16,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell
P-63E Kingcobra
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 43-11728
c/n: 33-16
 
displayed as RP-63A pinball, ex Hoduras FAH 401
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 6326] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Bell P-63A Kingcobra, , N94501, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell
P-63A Kingcobra
Reg.: N94501
 
ex USAAF 42-69080, Fatal Fang
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]