Building the Bell P-63 A-9 Kingcobra - SN 270434 Russia, spring 1945
MPM 1/48 scale
by Jaime Pastor Pueyo © Modeler Site
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The aircraft that I have represented (SN 270434), has the peculiarity of having a great stain of white smoke that it can be seen from the exhaust to almost the tail, covering partially the fuselage red star. No other P-63 I have seen on photographs had this smoke stain so big. I started this model one year ago, although after a while working on it, I got tired and I moved it away for a while, until I found a picture with the white smoke stain that impressed me so much that I immediately took it up again.
In 1942 Bell started the re-design process of its antiquated P-39 Airacobra. Although this plane was largely used, with a notorious participation in the pacific war theatre, its performance was far from acceptable. The whole cell was modified, but the main characteristic that differ this aircraft was kept: the back position engine, right behind the cockpit. A new engine was installed, the new Allison V-1710-95, that moved a four blade propeller and gave the aircraft better performance.
I had already searched some information when I started it firstly, and I had riveted a large part of it, but now I needed more pics, drafts and general information in order to be able to carry out even a better model.
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