Bell P-63 Kingcobra

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P-63 Kingcobra
Role Fighter aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Bell Aircraft
First flight 7 December 1942
Introduction October 1943
Status Retired
Primary users United States Army Air Forces
Soviet Air Force
French Air Force
Produced 1943–1945
Number built 3,303
Unit cost
US$65,914 (1945) [1]
Developed from Bell P-39 Airacobra

The Bell P-63 Kingcobra is a US fighter aircraft of World War II. It is a modernized variant of the P-39 Aircobra. Refused by the USA and UK, it was used by Free France and the USSR as a fighter-bomber. After the war some were used by Honduras. More than 3300 examples were built between 1943 and 1945.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Army Air Forces Statistical Digest: World War II" (archived). Maxwell Air Force Base. Retrieved: 21 August 2011.