This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.
From Atlantis Models:
1/46 Scale. Derived from the original Revell tooling kit#H222. In the Revell Guide by Tom Graham it lists this mold as being altered to make the prop a 4 blade and insignias removed for the H144 Bell Cobra Racer. However this in not true there are two molds for this kit. The original P-39 WWII with engraved markings was never altered and the the newer H144 Bell cobra racer is as it was made, we have both. This was a surprise to us as well.
This kit is upgraded with new box art by Don Greer and includes decals for the Original version and the new shark mouth version which really grabs ya! Also comes with the famous Atlantis swivel stand.
The Airacobra was one of the outstanding aircraft of World War II, and saw service in almost all theatres. Its versatility made it an important factor in the early stages of the war.
The Airacobra was the principal American fighter aircraft when the US entered World War II. It was produced in large numbers, and was used by both the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force. It was also used very successfully by the Russians as a tank destroyer. Its top speed was rated at 400 miles per hour. With a combat ceiling listed at 36,000 feet, the P-39 had to carry full oxygen equipment.
The P-39 Airacobra was developed in 1939 and was an aircraft that became famous for its engineering innovations. The Allison engine, which cranked out 1150 horsepower at 3000 RPM, was mounted behind the Pilot, driving the propeller by means of a lengthened drive shaft through a reduction gear box mounted in the forward section of the fuselage.