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P-39Q Airacobra 21 giap, 23 giad


by Michal Sekula

September 11, 2019

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This Cobra from 21 giap /23 giad is interesting because it show divisional fast recognition elements and the reinforcement of the rear fuselage:


Short wide white stripes on the rudder were elements of the fast recognition of the 23 giad. Color propeller spinners distinguish individual regiments (21 giap, 69 giap and 211 giap) within this Division. Also note overpainted serial numbers on the tail.



Reinforcement of the rear fuselage around radio compartment, unpainted at this Cobra, is the same as this one at P-39D-15-BE, serial no. 44-2911:






References and sources of the photos:

http://ava.org.ru/iap/211g.htm

http://ava.org.ru/iap/21g.htm

http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/board/index.php

https://lend-lease.net/gallery-en/p39q-airacobra/