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The P-39 Appreciation Post

The P-39 Airacobra was supplied to all major members of the allies, including France. The P-39 was an unusual aircraft; one of the first for having landing gear inside the nose, the engine was moved to the middle of the aircraft and the propeller was operated using a long shaft like seen here:

 Armed with two 50 caliber machine guns, two 30 caliber machine guns and a 37mm cannon, the P-39 was a worthy adversary to just about any air or ground target at the time of it’s introduction. 9,588 aircraft were manufactured between 1940 to 1944. Variants include The P-63 King Cobra, The XFL Airabonita, and the P-400.