P39 Airacobra

 

P-39 AIRACOBRA PROJECT

2004 WAS THE YEAR WHEN THE DECISION WAS MADE TO BUILD A 86% REPLICA  OF A FAMOUS P 39 AIRACOBRA AIR CRAFT.

AFTER SEARCHING FOR SOME TIME, IT BECAME OBVIOUS

THE P 39 AIRACOBRA IS A RARE PLANE INDEED.

NO CONSTRUCTION PLANS COULD BE FOUND. AS IT TURNED OUT, A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE AIR CRAFT, BUT NO ONE TO MY KNOWLEDGE HAS BUILT ONE.

IT SEEMS THAT NO ONE IS REALLY KEEN ON THE IDEA TO SIT IN FRONT OF THE ENGINE AND ON TOP OF THE PROPELLER DRIVE SHAFT!

 THE GENERAL LAYOUT OF THE AIR CRAFT IS UNUSUAL BUT THE P 39  MORE THAN PROVED ITSELF IN COMBAT WHEN IT FIRST CAME ON THE SCENE IN WW 2. IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE FASTEST OF AIR CRAFT TO COME OUT OF WW 2, BUT SURE IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST.

 

THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE MANíS JOURNEY TO BUILD AND FLY A REPLICA P 39 AIRACOBRA.

 

 

 

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GENERAL INFO & PICTURES AS FOUND ON THE WEB

  

 

  

A P-39 REPLICA IN THE MAKING

 

     
 

 

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