Of all the fighter planes that flew during World War II, the P-39 Airacobra was unique in having its engine placed behind the pilot. This marvelous design allowed for greater maneuverability. The P-39 was the first single-engine fighter plane to have tricycle landing gear and was equipped with more powerful armament than any other single-engine fighter of that time! The P-39 Airacobra was designed in 1937, and first flew on April 6, 1939. Nearly 9,588 P-39 series were built, and flown by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force squadrons in the Pacific, Alaska, Europe, Africa, and South America. The British, Free French, and Italian Air Forces also operated P-39’s. As a dedicated ground-attack fighter with a fearsome T9 nose cannon, mid-engine and tricycle landing gear, the P-39 was truly unique in design.
The P-39 AiraCobra features a light weight all wood fuselage and is modeled in a highly detailed “weathered look” covering to reflect the wartime struggles and hardships that this legendary fighter went through. The kit includes a professionally painted fiberglass cowl and dummy drop tanks. The integrated large battery hatch allows for easy flight battery changes between flight sorties! This is truly a great flying model and a perfect 1st low wing Warbird! It only looks mean,,,but it is a great sport flying plane and perfect intermediate aircraft to move into after primary training is over! UPDATED AND FEATURES BATTERY HATCH, RETRACT READY FUSELAGE AND WING WITH FLAPS! ADD ON VQ E-RETRACTS with OLEO STRUTS for better ground handing, faster flight speeds and smoother landings! Add this historically accurate and correct to scale replica fighter to your squadron of planes today.
P-39 Airacobra Contents:
Assembly instructions, Fuselage, wing panels, tail plane and fin, fiberglass motor cowl, fixed landing gear, wheels, canopy, engine mount, fuel tank, decals, pushrods, hardware pack.
- Rudder, coupled to steerable nose wheel
- Retractable Landing Gear (not included)
Wing Span approx: 61.2″
Weight approx: 6.0-6.25lbs
Length approx: 40.1″
Engines: 2c 40-46 or 4c 60-70 or equivalent electric motor/esc
Radio: 5-6 channels, 5-6 standard servos * Does not include radio gear, engine/motor,adhesives,fuel line, retractable landing gear, spinner. This item is airframe only.
The VQ Warbirds P-39 Airacobra assembly/review can be found in the July 2018 issue of Model Aviation magazine. Here is the flight video, Enjoy!