P-39F-1-BE Airacobra in flight, 1942

Caption     P-39F-1-BE Airacobra in flight, 1942 ww2dbase
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Jul 2010 10:59:10 AM

P-39Q in the hands of the russians, it was a
very good close support aircraft.
4,905 were built the first P-39Q leaving the
production line, in May 1943. It was powered
by a 1,200hp engine and had 237lbs of armor.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Jul 2010 11:16:22 AM

In 1947 you could buy a war surplus P-39
for $750 dollars!, less armament and other
government furnished equipment.
It cost the US Government during WWII over
$70,000 dollars. Today a restoreed P-39 is
worth Millions!!.
3. Anonymous says:
13 Jul 2019 09:56:30 AM

If picture circa 1941 why no red circle in center of white fuselage star? Center circle not removed 'til 1942.
4. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
13 Jul 2019 03:28:02 PM

Anonymous (above):
You are correct. The red discs were removed from the center of the National insignia effective 15 May 1942 and the insignia seen in this photo remained in effect through 28 Jun 1943 (except for the aircraft directly involved in Operation Torch in Nov 1942 that had a yellow band around the insignia). The caption has been corrected and thank you for pointing this out.

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