P-39F Airacobra

Aircraft: Bell P-39F-1BE Airacobra 41-7130 'white 50', 57th Fighter Squadron, United States Army Air Force, Adak Island, late summer 1942, pilot unknown

Reference: John' Huston's film "Report from the Aleutians".

Kit: Hasegawa #09092 1/48.

Accessories/modifications: Quickboost resin engine, Ultracast seat with seatbelts, replacement short 37 mm gun barrel without blast tube fashioned from styrene rod.

Paint: Tamiya acrylic, Alclad Aluminum II, weathering by oil wash and silver Prismacolor pencil, Testor's Dullcoat from spray can.

Decals: from the kit, Techmod numbers.

Issues: '50' decal is slightly different shape from original, pitot tube broken off port wing.


A battered and dirty P-39 undergoing maintenance at Adak, autumn 1942.


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