Plan file details
Bell P-39 Airacobra. Wing area 743 sq in, for .60 - .75 2 cycle or .70 - .91 4 cycle engines.
Discontinued kit from Top Flite. This is the Gold Edition kit. Scale is 1/7.
Quote: "Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Top Flite Gold Edition P-39 Airacobra. We are sure you are eager to build and fly your P-39 Airacobra just as we were eager to build and fly our prototypes.
The nice thing about the Gold Edition P-39 Airacobra is that although it is a highly detailed scale model with all the goodies, such as a realistic looking scale outline, built up tail surfaces, retracts and flaps, it is one of the few military aircraft that had a tricycle gear configuration. Those of you who have not yet mastered airplanes that are tail draggers, will appreciate this model's great ground handling characteristics.
One last note before you continue: we highly recommend you get some pictures or a book about P-39 Airacobras or send for your documentation package as soon as possible. This way you can study the drawings and photos to get a feel for how your P-39 Airacobra should look when you're done. This will also help you figure out what scale details to add and decide on a trim scheme.
Well, this should be enough to get your juices flowing, so get your other projects off your workbench, say goodbye to your significant other for a while and...keep reading!"
Note the Topflite site has a free download available of the complete kit manual (48 pages) for this discontinued kit. Also page with full parts listing, and 2 further downloads of diecut sheet drawings. See https://www.top-flite.com/manuals/index.html
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 17/05/2018: added Top Flite build manual, thanks to JPM.
Update 18/06/2018: added kit review from R/C Scale International, November/December 2000, thanks to RFJ.