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P-39 Airacobra recovered from Mart- Jarv lake Northern Russia

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    Small world sometimes, huh?

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    yeah that it is. Wish he was still around so I could ask him some questions. the 39 was an interesting plane, sort of an early Warthog built around a cannon. It would have been a pretty hot number if our air force hadn't taken the supercharger off. The Russians used them at low/mid level and they held their own up to the end. The follow on, the P 63 Kingcobra, did well after the war in air races going against Mustangs etc

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    "Dont give me a P39, Cos I value this life of mine
    It will spin, it will roll, it will dig a deep hole,
    So dont give me a P39"

    Apparently this was a song sung by British aircrew issued with the early variant, as it was difficult to recover from a spin. Great to see the recovery pics, will be nice to see her restored too.

    Reg

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    Quote by nctom View Post
    yeah that it is. Wish he was still around so I could ask him some questions. the 39 was an interesting plane, sort of an early Warthog built around a cannon. It would have been a pretty hot number if our air force hadn't taken the supercharger off. The Russians used them at low/mid level and they held their own up to the end. The follow on, the P 63 Kingcobra, did well after the war in air races going against Mustangs etc
    Went to an airshow locally here yesterday and they had two Warthogs. One of em put on a show for the crowd.

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    Thank`s for sharing! No comments....

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    i was actually at the bell aerospace center today for a school field trip dor the aviation class and they had that particular p-39 there. it was fantastic. it was in extremely good shape and the people there are planning on restoring it at one point. also, i have some pictures of it on my phone, if someone could tell me how to get them on here i would be more than glad to.

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    ragnar92
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    i saw that plane at the bell aerospace museum

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    Jonesy
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    Brilliant thread! Great photos and the follow up info is first class, thanks for posting it!

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    Dear Fellows,

    I would like to see more pictures about the recovery. Have anyone a wartime photo about Lt Baranovsky?
    Would anyone be so kind to share more and more...

    Lot of thanks.

    Bests

    Gabor

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    The time I "cross the line" to Buffalo I' certainly going to the Bell Museum.
    An old family friend (a Finn/Canadian) worked at Bell as a machinist making parts for the U-2 wing.

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