Bell P-63 Kingcobra
The P-63 inherited the general layout of the P-39 Airacobra
but was totally redesigned. It had an engine with a two-stage supercharger and a laminar
flow wing, in an attempt to improve high-altitude performance. Superior fighters were
already in service, and the P-63 had a too small combat radius. The USAAF bought few P-63s
and never used them in combat. Most production aircraft (2421) were lend-leased to the
USSR. The USAAF did buy the bizarre RP-63, a manned aerial target, well-armoured to resist
the hits of special, frangible bullets!
|General characteristics P-63A
||Bell Aircraft Corp.
||One Allison V-1710-93 engine
||248 sq ft
||23.04 sq m
||1x 37mm cannon, 4x 12.7mm machine guns, 3x 227 kg bombs
||December 7, 1942
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