Introduction to the P-39 (1942 Training Film)
Training film for military pilots of the Bell P-39 Airacobra pursuit
aircraft, examining flight techniques, cockpit layout, and armament.
How to Fly the P-39 (1942 Training Film)
Training film demonstrating techniques for piloting the P-39 Airacobra
pursuit plane, including aerobatics and strafing.
Collecting And Reporting Enemy Information by Fighter Pilots (1942
This early war training film features P-39s from the 181st Squadron
carrying out a complete mission, with an emphasis on briefing sessions,
gathering intelligence during a combat mission, and how to give accurate
after action reports. Basic squadron tactics are also covered.
The Russians favorite lend lease import - a great
tank buster on the Eastern Front with a big 37mm canon in the nose. The second-highest scoring Allied ace, Pokryshkin,
flew the P-39 from late 1942 until the end of the war; his score in the
Airacobra stands at nearly 60 Luftwaffe aircraft. 9,584 were produced, with over
half being sent to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease program.