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P-39 Airacobra Specifications.  The Bell Aircraft P-39  Airacobra  has a  wingspan of 34 Feet  a wing area of 213 Sq. Feet, it is  30 Feet 2 Inches long,12 Feet 5 Inches high, has an empty weight of 5,645 Pounds, a gross weight of 8,300 Pounds.  The P-39 uses a  Allison V-1710-85 engine which is Liquid Cooled V-12 with 1,325 HP The airplanes top speed is  360 MPH At 15,000 Feet MSL  and has a service ceiling of 35,000 Feet MSL.  There was one huge problem with the P-39 Airacobra, and that was that there was a door to get into the canopy.  When the plane was in flight, the air pressure on the door was so great that a pilot could not open the door to jump out if he need to.  A huge design error.  Also, the Airacobra had a mid engine and it didn't handle properly, as reported by many pilots.  There are many versions of this plane, these specs cover only one version.

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P-39 Airacobra DVD Top Documentary Films

Warbird Checkout #2 - DVD00V8004355"> 00V8004
Warbird Checkout #2 - DVD
DVD Documentary Film
00V8004

Introduction to the P-39 & Flying the P-39
This two-part film from 1942 provides instruction on how to fly the Airacobra "N," a low-wing tricycle gear "hot rod" that was designed as a mount for a 37mm cannon. Includes cockpit check, ground handling, takeoffs, normal flight and landings followed by confidence-building maneuvers, two- and four-plane formation flying, aerobatics, gunnery practice, and then combat action. B&W, 1 hour.

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41st Fighter Squadron00V8849371"> 00V8849
41st Fighter Squadron DVD Documentary Film
00V8849

Through interviews with 18 veterans, archival footage and photographs, this program presents the history of the 41st Fighter Squadron - which flew the P-39 Airacobra, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang in the Pacific Theater during World War II - from pre-war maneuvers, through the attack on Pearl Harbor and transit overseas, to the squadron's service in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Okinawa. Includes an interactive Pacific Theater map and a P-39 training film. Color and B&W, 2 hrs. 20 mins.
00V8849

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Showdown - DVD" 114"00V7883 00V7883
Showdown - DVD

Air Combat.
Featuring dramatic recreations with restored aircraft, this 2-DVD collection - which includes all seven episodes of the series Showdown: Air Combat - puts you inside some of the most thrilling aerial dogfights in history!
You'll view aircraft such as the P-38 Lightning, F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, Me 109, Fw 190, A6M Zero, F-86 Sabre and MiG-15; learn about each aircraft's strengths and weaknesses; analyze the groundbreaking tactics employed in each confrontation; meet the extraordinary pilots who flew the original missions; and more. 5 hours.
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Warbird Checkout 10-DVD Set00V8078643"> 00V8078
Warbird Checkout 10-DVD Set
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DVD Top Documentary Films
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00V8078

Warbird Checkout #1
P-38 Flight Characteristics & Reconnaissance Pilot. Learn how to fly the P-38 and then take off for an exciting reconnaissance mission!
Warbird Checkout #2
Introduction to the P-39 & Flying the P-39
Warbird Checkout #3
Ways of the Warhawk & Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter
Learn about the aircraft that fought over the skies of the Pacific in the early days of World War II!
Warbird Checkout #4
How to Fly the P-47 & The Thunderbolts: Ramrod to Emden
Get up-close to the "Jug," the fighter that could take more punishment than any other!
Warbird Checkout #5
Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane, A Day with the A-36s & Flying the P-61 Series Airplane
Warbird Checkout #6
Flight Characteristics of the A-20, How to Fly the B-25 & A-26 Flying Tips
Warbird Checkout #7
How to Fly the B-26 & Building a Bomber
Dubbed the Widow Maker, the B-26 Marauder frightened many young pilots, but it got them through the toughest missions.
Warbird Checkout #8
B-29 Flight Procedures and Combat Crew Functioning & The Last Bomb
See the Superfortress, the fastest and mightiest bomber of World War II, like you've never seen it before!

How to Fly the B-24
Warbird Checkout #10
How to Fly the B-17 & Fortress in the Sky
The Flying Fortress may well have been the most popular bomber of World War II. Now, you can see its full story through rare, historic film!

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149.50
Warbird Checkout 10- Set00V8000687 00V8000
Top Aviation Documentary Films, Warbird Checkout
Video Set
This makes a Perfect Gift    

00V8000

Purchase the Set and Save 50!
Warbird Checkout #1
P-38 Flight Characteristics & Reconnaissance Pilot. Learn how to fly the P-38 and then take off for an exciting reconnaissance mission!
Warbird Checkout #2
Introduction to the P-39 & Flying the P-39
Warbird Checkout #3
Ways of the Warhawk & Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter
Learn about the aircraft that fought over the skies of the Pacific in the early days of World War II!
Warbird Checkout #4
How to Fly the P-47 & The Thunderbolts: Ramrod to Emden
Get up-close to the "Jug," the fighter that could take more punishment than any other!
Warbird Checkout #5
Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane, A Day with the A-36s & Flying the P-61 Series Airplane
Warbird Checkout #6
Flight Characteristics of the A-20, How to Fly the B-25 & A-26 Flying Tips
Warbird Checkout #7
How to Fly the B-26 & Building a Bomber
Dubbed the Widow Maker, the B-26 Marauder frightened many young pilots, but it got them through the toughest missions.
Warbird Checkout #8
B-29 Flight Procedures and Combat Crew Functioning & The Last Bomb
See the Superfortress, the fastest and mightiest bomber of World War II, like you've never seen it before!

How to Fly the B-24
Warbird Checkout #10
How to Fly the B-17 & Fortress in the Sky
The Flying Fortress may well have been the most popular bomber of World War II. Now, you can see its full story through rare, historic film!

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199.50
Air War Film Expo Vol. 100V8039442 00V8039
Air War Film Expo Vol. 1
Documentary Film
00V8039
Running time 1:26. Two great WWII aviation documentaries.
Fight for the Sky - Narrated by Ronald Reagan. 8th Air Force armadas of B-17s batter Germany while P-38, P-47 and P-51 fighters sweep the land and sky. Superb gun camera shots of low level action and air-to-air combat.
Report from the Aleutians - John Huston documents the rugged flying conditions on Adak Island. P-38s, P-39s and B-24s take off in a foot of water to bomb Japanese outposts. A PBY crew flies a night bombing raid on a Japanese held island. (Wartime color)
Black Cats - The PBY Catalina struck terror in the Japanese Fleet in the Pacific. These patrol amphibians were converted to night bombers and dressed in black nightgowns to stalk their prey in the dead of night. (B&W, 20 min.)

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Warbird Checkout #2 - 00V8003442 00V8003
Warbird Checkout #2 -
Video
00V8003
Introduction to the P-39 & Flying the P-39
This two-part film from 1942 provides instruction on how to fly the Airacobra "N," a low-wing tricycle gear "hot rod" that was designed as a mount for a 37mm cannon. Includes cockpit check, ground handling, takeoffs, normal flight and landings followed by confidence-building maneuvers, two- and four-plane formation flying, aerobatics, gunnery practice, and then combat action. B&W, 1 hour.
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The Bell P-39 Airacobra0006735222"> 0006735
The Bell P-39 Airacobra History Photos
History Photo CD ROM
0006735

A History in Advertising, 1940-45. This CD-ROM captures a bygone era, documenting the P-39's use in print advertising through a collection of 95 color and B&W vintage ads scanned from original magazines and newspapers. The CD is fully indexed for searching and can be browsed in a slide show format. For PC or Mac.
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P-39 Airacobra and P-400 Airacobra Historical Study Notes

The Bell P-39 Airacobra is shown in profile over a combat strip of the  period. "Short Stroke" operated from Fighter 2, an airstrip west of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal during 1942 and 1943. It was flown by the pilots of the 347th Fighter Group, 13th Air Force.

The most successful use of the P-39 in World War II was in the hands of the Soviet Air Force, which nicknamed the Airacobra "Kobrushka" (dear little cobra).

flown in the 1946 Thompson Trophy race, and Old Crow, the first of World War II ace "Bud" Anderson's aircraft to bear that name.

intended for service in North Africa, the P-39 "Devastating Devil" - wearing a sand-colored camouflage scheme - instead joined the 46th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group, at its home base on Makin Island in the Pacific Theater in 1943.

lend-lease P-39N flown by 9th Guards Fighter Division commanding officer Aleksandr Pokryshkin - three-time Hero of the Soviet Union recipient who recorded 48 of his 59 victories flying an "Iron Dog," as the Soviets called the Airacobra - in 1944

Airacobra Mk.I - the P-39 variant modified for export to Britain - flown by 601 "County of London" Squadron, Royal Air Force, in 1941,

"Devastating Devil" - a P-39Q intended for service in North Africa that instead joined the 46th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group, at its home base on Makin Island in the Pacific Theater in 1943

Saga Boy II, the P-39Q flown by 357th Fighter Group Commander Lt. Col. Edwin S. Chickering while training in California in 1943

P-400 Airacobra that flew with the Cactus Air Force at Guadalcanal in 1942

one of the three P-400s - a modified export version of the P-39 originally intended for British service - flown by the 347th Fighter Group in the defense of Guadalcanal's Henderson Field on September 14, 1942,

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