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Bell XFM/YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer

Bell XFM/YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer
LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR S Ginter
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 48
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
PRODUCT CODE 72684AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
£18.99

The Bell XFM-1/YFM-1 Airacuda was the first airplane designed and built by Larry Bell’s new Bell Aircraft Corp. (founded in July 1935). This was to be a futuristic and innovative Allison V-1710 powered twin pusher bomber destroyer armed with 37mm canons mounted in the forward engine nacelles. The aircraft carried a crew of five and had both .30cal and .50cal defensive armament. It was also the first fighter to have an Auxillary Power Unit (APU). Fourteen aircraft were built: one XFM-1, nine YFM-1s, three YFM-1A (with tricycle landing gear) and two YFM-1Bs. The Airacuda’s first flight was on 28 September 1939 with all aircraft being withdrawn from service in 1941.

LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR S Ginter
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 48
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
ISBN 9798985472684
PRODUCT CODE 72684AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£18.99