Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tight little bird - Bell XFL 1 Airabonita

The Bell XFL Airabonita was a United States experimental shipboard interceptor aircraft developed for the United States Navy by Bell Aircraft Corporation of Buffalo, New York. It was similar to and a parallel development of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ land-based P-39 Airacobra, differing mainly in the use of a tailwheel undercarriage in place of the P-39's tricycle gear. Only one prototype was manufactured.

One wonders why a civilian version couldn't be produced that could be affordable. Seems like anyone would like to fly this beautiful beast.

1 comment:

  1. The P-63 King Cobra was one helluvan upgrade....