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Bell P-63 Kingcobra

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P-63
BC7704

P-63
BC7705

      Although looking like an enlarged Airacobra, the P63 Kingcobra was in fact a new design. An enlarge fuselage with semi-laminar flow wings and a more powerful Allison engine provided the a/c with better performance in all flight regimes to the P-39. Arriving on the scene after the P-51, P-38, and P-47, the P-63 was quickly relegated to the lend-lease program with most examples going to Russia.

General:

Type: Fighter

Crew: 1

Seating: 1

First Flight: 7/Dec/1942

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

32' 8"

12' 7"

38' 4"

6375 lbs.

10500 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

1

1325 hp

Allison V-1710-93

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

2200 miles

410 mph

- mph

- ft/sec

- ft

Armament:

1x37mm cannon, 2x0.50 in machine guns in nose, plus 1 to 3 500 lb bombs.

     

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