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Airacobra France GC III-6 by WS-Clave Airacobra France GC III-6 by WS-Clave
The Bell P-39 Airacobra was introduced in 1941, and was an unusual fighter aircraft in that it was designed around the 37mm T9 cannon.

The engine was behind the pilot and fed with air via a scoop intake above.  The performance was severely lacking at high altitude, but the P-39 was highly agile and acquitted itself well in the Pacific and Soviet Union.

The P-39 was armed with 1 x 37mm cannon or 20mm cannon firing through the prop, and a variety of machine guns depending on the version.

This example is a P-39Q of the GC III/6 Armée de l'Air 1944.
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gregory-fleury Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great ! I think there is an error in the inscription in the picture, though. It start with "The Messerschmitt Bf-1 The Bell P-39..."

Keep un this magnificent work !
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Wow - how did I (or anyone else) not see that stray bit of text in the last two and a half years! :O

Ah well, time to do some editing... and thanks! :)
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gregory-fleury Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem ;) It's always that kind of error that pass through the check :D
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ZEROsilencer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
i thought P-39 only use by USSR nice work
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
:) Thanks for the the :+fav: on the Su-27 btw.. :)
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
:D and thanks!
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XDDD :hug:
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Your only one digit away from a P-38!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
You will never give up! :P
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Nope. It's my favorite Prop fighter. Do you know what a P-400 is?
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Export version for the RAF with a 20mm instead of the 37mm cannon...
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
No. A P-40 with a Zero on it's tail. Thought you would know that one ....
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Aha! lol :D
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
NB: Check the Scraps for closer views of the markings...
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Keith-Killer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
All these are very cool. Well done.
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Thank you! :)
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