Recovered WWII Bell P-39

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  1. rufus

    rufus
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    Copied from elsewhere because it's interesting:

    Watch the video here: Recovered WWII Bell P-39 Aircobra

    Enjoy. :cool:
     
  2. speedtriple

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    Very cool story.. thanks for posting the link!
     
  3. orygun

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    That's awesome!
     
  4. oldbrass

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    Great story, thanx for posting
     
  5. sheepdip

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    cool, thanks rufus :thumbup:
     
  6. Ironbar

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  7. rufus

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  8. PaulZ

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    Thanks,
     
  9. PhantomWorks

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    Cool!
    Wonder if Paul Allen picked this one up to?
     
  10. ATCclears

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    Thanks for posting this!

    Separately, if you enjoy this then I'd highly recommend a visit to the Flying Heritage Collection (owned by Paul Allen, former Microsoft co-founder). Every Summer the FHC has a series of "fly days" where they fly aircraft in their collection. Last Summer I was there when they had two P-51s, a Bf-109, a B-17, and a B-25 all going at the same time. The museum is in Everett, WA at Paine Field (which is just North of Seattle).
    Home : The Flying Heritage Collection

    Peter
     
  11. Russianfist

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    I alway felt the aerocobra was a beautiful plane. Very cool they found another one.
     
  12. Nutty4Guns

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    Sweet!
     
  13. Scrammer

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    Thank you.
    The Russians like the P-39 because it was a good Panzer buster. :funnypoint:
     
  14. Aero Denezol

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    The lend-lease versions (P-400, I think) had a smaller cannon which didn't jam as often. P-39s had a real rough time in New Guinea against the Oscar and Zero. The Russians however, had great success with them..

    Beautiful airplane, thanks for the story!
     
  15. kenno

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    The cannon and it's feed system was designed by John Moses Browning, he may have designed the drive-line as well
     

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