August 17-18, 2013- Wings Over Camarillo
Bell P-63 King Cobra
P-63 King Cobra is the further development of the P-39
Airacobra. It is a bit bigger than the Airacobra and it is
also faster. The King Cobra was popular with the Soviet Union,
who used it for ground attack and some dogfighting. 3,300 King
Cobras were built during the war. 2,400 went to the Soviet
Union, 300 to the Free French forces and the rest went to
training units of the USAAC. The P-63 never saw combat service
for the United States. About 6 or so remain today, including
this one, which is owned and operated by the Planes of Fame
museum in Chino.
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