Bell P-63 Kingcobra
American fighter developed in World War II from the P-39 Airacobra in an attempt to correct that aircraft's deficiencies. Although the aircraft was not accepted for combat use by the USAAF, it was successfully adopted by the Soviet Air Force.
Over two thirds of Kingcobra
production, some 2,400 aircraft were ferried from Alaska to Russia over the
ALSIB (Alaska-Siberia) route.
Crew One (Pilot)
Engine 1x Allison V-1710-117 liquid-cooled V-12, 1,800 hp (1,340 kW)
Span 38 ft 4 in
Length 32 ft 8 in
Height 12 ft 7 in
Maximum Speed 410 mph at 25,000'
Range 450 miles
Armament (nose & wings) 4 x 50 caliber machine guns (propeller hub) 37mm cannon
External 1,500 lb in bombs or drop tank