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Bell P-63 Kingcobra. A photo. Characteristics.
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Bell P-63 Kingcobra. A photo. Characteristics.

Bell P-63 Kingcobra. A photo. Characteristics.

 

USA

A type: single-engine fighter

Crew: one pilot

Although the aircraft P-BR looks like an enlarged fighter "Eyrkobra", in fact it is a completely new design that has excellent speed qualities at all heights. Dubbed "Kingkobra"

(Kingcobra) fighter took a lot of aircraft HR-39E. However, unlike the latter structure R-KB was more than "Eyrkobra" with a new wing recruited their laminar profiles, different engine V-1710-93 company "Allison" (on the modification of the P-LRAs), with the regime " Fast and the Furious ", increases Power 1500 l. from.

Although it was built about 3300 aircraft of various modifications, but the moment when the first serial copies were in the US Air Force in October 1943 years 51V planes P, P and P-38N 47S meet the needs of the Air Force tactical fighter. Therefore, the majority of planes P-BR became available for purchase on the Lend-Lease, the Soviet Air Force and successfully grabbed 2400 copies. More 300 aircraft went to the French part of the Mediterranean, but the first of the consumer - the US Air Force - limited ispolzovaniesamoletov "Kingkobra" in America Training Squadron.

The last modification that has fallen into production at the end of the war, was a P-bze, but ordered aircraft to 2930 6 cancellation of the contract due to the Victory Day was delivered only 13 copies. Six aircraft remained in a state of airworthiness to 1990-ies, five of them fly to the United States, and one - in the UK.

Basic data

Dimensions:

  • Length: 9,96 m
  • Wingspan: 11,68 m
  • Height: 3,84 m

Power point: V-1710-93 company "Allison"

Power: 1325 l. from. (988 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 2892 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 4763 kg

 

Date of first flight:

  • 7 декабря 1942 года

 

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 660 km / h
  • Flight range: 3540 km with full

 

The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • P-63A / F and RP-63A / C

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