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Brand new American-made Bell P-39 Airacobras ready for transport to the Soviet Union via the Alaska-Siberia air link.

Brand new American-made Bell P-39 Airacobras ready for transport to the Soviet Union via the Alaska-Siberia air link.

russian aircraft of ww2 | Favorite Fighters by Era. - Page 2 - Armchair General and HistoryNet ...

russian aircraft of ww2 | Favorite Fighters by Era. - Page 2 - Armchair General and HistoryNet ...

The F4U Corsair was another very successful American naval fighter of world war two.   It was the first American combat aircraft to exceed 400 mph in level flight, but its tricky carrier landing characteristics initially saw it limited to land-based operations, until the British perfected a technique of landing it on a carrier by flying in on a banked approach, rather than the traditional straight-in approach.

The F4U Corsair was another very successful American naval fighter of world war two. It was the first American combat aircraft to exceed 400 mph in level flight, but its tricky carrier landing characteristics initially saw it limited to land-based operations, until the British perfected a technique of landing it on a carrier by flying in on a banked approach, rather than the traditional straight-in approach.

P-26 Peashooter-Fighter Factory's flying warbird.The type was still in use in the Philippines as late as 1941.  The unusual high-back canopy ,which was armoured, was added due to the planes unfortunate tendency to flip over after a bad landing due to the short nose. Despite the small production, the type actually served until 1956 with the Guatemalan Air Force.  MAM’s replica P-26 was built completed in 2006, and is painted to represent the 1st Pursuit Group, 94th Pursuit Squadron circa…

P-26 Peashooter-Fighter Factory's flying warbird.The type was still in use in the Philippines as late as 1941. The unusual high-back canopy ,which was armoured, was added due to the planes unfortunate tendency to flip over after a bad landing due to the short nose. Despite the small production, the type actually served until 1956 with the Guatemalan Air Force. MAM’s replica P-26 was built completed in 2006, and is painted to represent the 1st Pursuit Group, 94th Pursuit Squadron circa…

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