Bell P-63  “Kingcobra”

p 63 140x105Based on the P-39 Aircobra, the P-63 was delivered in 1943.  Several unique features characterize the plane, including tricycle gear,  cannon firing through the propeller hub,  automotive-style cockpit door, and mid-fuselage engine installation.
The P-63 proved to be a solid ground attack platform, and was used by the Soviets for killing German tanks and general low-level work.   The vast majority of P-63’s were sent to Russia via Alaska and Iran, although some were used by the Free French Air Force.  None are known to have seen combat with U.S. Forces.
The MAM P-63 is one of a group that were engaged against Japanese forces at the extreme eastern Russian territory at the end of WWII.  Several P-63’s were found after 60 years of open storage.

Country: USA

Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft Co.

Engine: V-1710

Horsepower: 1000 hp

Max Speed: 410 mph

Weight: 10,700 lbs

Ceiling: 43,000 feet

Wing Span: 32ft 4in

Length: 32ft 8 in

Crew: One


Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum

 


Fighter Factory – 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23457


About Us

Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum
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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

Restoration Work

In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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