TED BLACK COLLECTION
No. 6809. Bell 26Q P-39Q Airacobra (44-3887) US Army Air Forces
Photographed at USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, US, by Ted Black.

Bell 26Q P-39Q Airacobra

09/30/2007. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This aircraft was built as a P-39Q-20-BE, later converted to a RP-39Q-22-BE two-seat trainer. It was sold as surplus to Hardwick Aircraft Co., El Monte, California in 1946. In the sixties it was restored to single-seat configuration and donated to USAF Museum in 1966. It is displayed in the markings of the P-39D, s/n 41-7073, flown by Lt. Leslie Spoonts of the 57th Fighter Squadron on Adak Island during the Aleutians Campaign in 1942."

Read the type remarks on page 10376.








Created September 30, 2007