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Airacobra. Control line scale model WWII fighter.
Quote: "A sleek C/L model of the Bell Airacobra, for 2 to 3.5 cc engines.
ALTHOUGH the Bell Airacobra was, in its time, considered to be a most unorthodox aeroplane, there is nothing unorthodox about the construction of its model counterpart. In fact, so straightforward is this latest addition to the MA plans range that we decided to forego the usual building notes and instead give some useful 'visual' gen on the scale appearance side of things.
Photo below shows Airacobra 43474 formating on a P-63 Kingcobra. Picture on the right is of an Aircobra in British markings, and the line drawing at the bottom of the page shows such a machine in detail.
This particular Airacobra, AH577, has the 601 Squadron code letters OF and the individual letter M. The dimensions of the markings shown relate, of course, to the full size machine and should be scaled down accordingly for the model. "
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Update 29/06/2020: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
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