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Bell P-39 Airacobra

By Robert Dorr , Jerry Scutts

ISBN: 9781861263483
PUBLISHED: October 2000
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280 x 220 mm
INSIDE: 200 black & white photographs

The Bell Airacobra, with its distinctive shape and features, is an aeroplane that has taken more than its share of criticism. Although unsuited to fighting at altitude, it was an excellent gun platform for low-level work and a fine ground attack aeroplane. Its handling has come in for adverse comment, but it was fast and heavily armed for its time.

Here, the author tells the story of Bell’s Cobras, from their design and introduction, through their use in the Far East and Russia, to their eventual retirement.

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