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Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra 2Lt William F. Fiedler 347th FG 68 & 70FS

by Tom Bebout on September 24, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

In my stash were some P-39 decals depicting an Airacobra flown by a 2Lt Bill Fiedler, who had the distinction of being the only American Ace to claim all 5 victories flying the P-39. Being a history buff I was […]

Monogram 1/48 P-39 as a Portuguese P-39D 1943

by Dan DeSilva on August 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

I have always had an interest in Portuguese aircraft, as my parents are both from the Acores. This diorama was built as a curiosity for my dad, as he had always seen me building kits from my early teens up […]

Midway Group Build 1/48 Monogram P-39 Airacobra 42nd Fighter Sqd

by Tom Bebout on June 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

On June 3,1944 the Japanese began their offensive against American forces station in Alaska, at Dutch Harbor. Most of their bombs fell into the harbor and little damaged occurred. They would return on June 4th and set oil storage tanks […]

Bell P 39F Airacobra, A53-6, 82 Sqn RAAF Bankstown NSW 1943.

by Allan J Withers on January 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

1/72 Academy, with Eduard photo etch, I modified a few things, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels and Polly scale acrylic with Future and Xtra flat over kit and Red Roo decals.

Monogram 1/48 P-39

by George Henderson on December 21, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Continuing with the oddball schemes. A P-39Q Zebra Training aircraft, used to train air-gunners. This was the forerunner to the P-63 Pinball aircraft

Hasegawa 1/48 Airacobra I/P-400

by Tom Cleaver on August 28, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

The Airacobra I was an export version of the P-39 very similar to the P-39D, other than the 37mm Oldmobile cannon was exchanged for a 20mm Oerlikon. The Airacobra I went operational with 610 Squadron in the fall of 1941, […]

Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra

by Tom Bebout on June 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Probably the most brilliantly engineered fighter of WWII, the P-400/P-39 was designed around the Oldsmobile 37mm cannon. Because of the weight and recoil force of this cannon,it necessitated the gun to be mounted in the nose firing thru the propeller […]

Monogram 1/48 P-39D1 Airacobra

The Monogram P-39 Airacobra kit was first put out in 1969. At that time, it was one of the most detailed kits out there, and in some respects, still is. It can be built into a number of different versions, […]

Eduard Russian P-39 N Airacobra 1/48

by Michael Turner on November 12, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 8 Comments

The subject this model represents is the aircraft flown by Nikolay D. Gulayev (alternatively spelled Gulaev and miss-spelt by AeroMaster as Gulyayev) of the 129 GIAP. He was the third highest scoring Soviet ace, with 57 plus 3 shared kills, […]

P-39 Airacobra 1/32 Scale – Special Hobby

by Marc Barris on July 16, 2015 in Aviation -- 25 Comments

This is a model of a P 39 Q that was stationed on Makin Island in the Gilberts in 1943. The aircraft were originally painted in olive drab and whilst on the island they were re painted in a sand […]