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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 […]

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P-39 Hasegawa 1/48 scale

by Terry Schuler on April 27, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Like most aircraft modelers, doing WW2 stuff, the first thing I wanted to build was the fast, sexy stuff like Mustangs and Spitfires, or the top aces of the time. But as I got more into researching and reading about […]


Hasegawa P-400

by Ralph Clements on February 8, 2015 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This is a Hasegawa 1/48 P-400 “Shark Teeth” that I decided to do toothless…it is my approximation or guesstimate, if you will,of a P-39/400(?) in North Africa, 1943. I just finished reading “An Army At Dawn” about the Tunisian campaign, […]

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Monogram 1/48 Bell P-39L-1 Airacobra

by Gary Brantley on August 7, 2014 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

This is an older build that I finally got around to photographing last Thursday. I took it and several other models (see the Bell AH-1S Cobra) to another small-town airport, the Coffield Regional Airport in Rockdale, Texas, about 20 miles […]


1/48 Monogram P-39 Airacobra

by Joe Caputo on September 16, 2013 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Here’s another one we’ve all built, the trusted, old, Mongram P-39 airacobra. I’ve been led to understand that this was Monogram’s first attempt at a “serious” scale model. It was my second time around with it, and I still enjoy […]


Son of Cobra II

by Jack Mugan on June 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Cobra II underwent several modifications including an engine change to the V-1710-143/145(G6). This engine was developed for the P-82 Twin Mustang. Charles “Chuck” Brown, an Allison test pilot, flew the re-named Cobra KF-1 in the 1948 Thompson, and established a […]