Although a US plane, the P-39 Bell Airacobra was used by the Russians through Lend-Lease during the second World War and was highly effective in low-level, short-range attacks, ground force protection, and reconnaissance.
This kit is a 1:12 scale, flying model for the experienced builder and flyer. Designed by Ron Clarke, November 23, 1940. Eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, hand picked printed balsa and balsa stripwood, FAI rubber motor, 12" EB propeller, EBM thrust bearing, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, wire, Easy Built Lite tissue in olive, light grey, and black, and TissueCal™ markings. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
Markings for the Airacobra are printed on white Easy Built Lite tissue.item B206 Price: $4.95/set
The spinner for the Airacobra is made from crystal clear light weight PETG plastic.item B340 Price: $4.95
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B331 Price: $34.95
"Here ya go, Dave; It's a picture of my newest FAC WWII mass launch plane, your 35" wingspan P-39 Airacobra. It has a few more modern modifications done to it than usual. It's got a spring loaded, adjustable pitch, Dr. Larrabie style polycarbonate, interchangeable blades free wheeler prop. Pop-off spinner with built in nose cannon. There's also a Gizmo Geezer adjustable nose button.
She's got wire plug-in wing panels for ease of transportation, held together by a rubber through the fuselage. There are now two full floating (different locations) rear pegs because the nose is so long. I needed the second location to get the CG to balance right. There's blue-foam fillets and intake scoop. If I fly it in FAC scale I'll have to make some blue foam gun housings under the wings. The Russians removed these on their planes. The canopy is built in 5 separate pieces of flat acetate except for the bubble on the very top which I pirated from Bob Issac's Heinkel 100D that he makes canopies for his own 30" version of.
That's about it except for your olive drab tissue and white Esaki and finished with Model Master enamels, 3 coats of thin dope and one sprayed coat of polyurethane with a little airbrush detailing.... Hope to see you in Geneseo or Muncie." - Duke Horn
"I am submitting a few photos of the P-39 that I just finished building from your FF03 kit. I added a pilot seat with armor plate and wing machine guns. I have a suggestion for building the spinner that you may want to add to the instructions. If you use 4 stringers of equal size to separate the spinner from the spinner plate, it makes it easer to attach the paper between the two pieces." - Bill Kallstrom