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Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Technical Information

Background
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.

Production
Over two thirds of Kingcobra production, some 2,400 aircraft were ferried from Alaska to Russia over the ALSIB (Alaska-Siberia) route.

Technical Details
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

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