The Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service at the start of World War II. It could absorb a lot of enemy gunfire and still return its pilot back to base. The P-39 was also used by the Russians because it had a big 37-millimeter canon in the nose which could be used on low-level runs against tanks. It was very successful on the Eastern Front where the Soviets engaged the Germans primarily in low-altitude short range, strategic bombing. A single hit from the Airacobra’s cannon was usually enough to disable or destroy a German fighter plane. P-39s piloted by the Soviet Air Force scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type.
This kit is a 1:17 scale flying model. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand-picked printed balsa and balsa strip wood, rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, TissueCal™ markings, and Easy Built Lite tissue in olive green and light gray. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
Markings for the Airacobra are printed on white Easy Built Lite white tissue.item B117 Price: $4.85/set