“The Bell P-63 Kingcobra is an American fighter aircraft developed by Bell Aircraft in World War II from the Bell P-39 Airacobra in an attempt to correct that aircraft’s deficiencies. Although the P-63 was not accepted for combat use by the United States Army Air Forces, it was successfully adopted by the Soviet Air Force.”
Weight: 10,700 Ibs
Maximum speed: 410 mph
Range: 450 mi
- Guns:1× 37 mm M4 cannon firing through the propeller hub.
From the A-9 version of the aircraft onward, the M4 gun was replaced with the slightly improved M10 37 mm cannon, which used a disintegrating link ammunition belt, increasing the ammo capacity to 58 rounds; the M10 also had a slightly higher rate of fire.
4× 0.50 in (12.7mm) M2 Browning machine guns (two synchronized in the nose, two in the wings)
- Bombs: 1,500 lb (680 kg) bomb load on wing and fuselage
Crew: 1 pilot
Source: dixiewing.org, wikipedia
Photos credits: Spot'Air
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