First flown in April of 1938, the P-39 Airacobra was the principal American fighter when the U.S. entered World War II. Used by the USAAF, RAF, and Free French, the aircraft saw its greatest success with the Soviets. Because it did not excel at high altitudes, it was not used extensively in Britain where altitude performance was paramount; instead, it went largely to Russia where high-altitude performance was not as crucial. It was manufactured until May of 1944 — with numerous variants — and a total of nearly 10,000 P-39s were produced.
A replica of a P-39N flown by Soviet pilot Grigorii Ustinovich Dol'nikov as it appeared in Germany in 1945, this 1/72 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model features engraved panel lines, a rotating propeller, a sliding canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, a removable pilot figure, realistic armament, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 5" long with a 5¾" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA1714