The Car Doors And Wind-Down Windows Of the P-39

The Car Doors And Wind-Down Windows Of the P-39 | World War Wings Videos

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Inside the Airacobra

The P-39 Airacobra was a US fighter built by Bell Aircraft during World War II. When the United States joined the war, it became one of the main American fighters used in service. 

For their open cockpit event, the AirZoo opened up the P-39 Airacobra. Inside the cockpit, you could easily see how everything is nice and snug, without the fear of being claustrophobic. The aircraft also has excellent visibility even though it doesn’t have a canopy! It had car doors, and wind-down windows instead, which is pretty cool!

Another notable feature when opening the cockpit is a driveshaft that runs between the pilot’s legs since the engine is located behind the pilot. Back in the day, this made a lot of pilots quite nervous. A lot of them thought that in the event of a crash, the engine would continue onwards, and in turn, crushing them. What do you think of this warbird? 


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