This Day in Aviation History
December 7th, 1942
First flight of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra.

The Bell P-63 Kingcobra is a United States fighter aircraft developed by Bell in World War II from the Bell P-39 Airacobra in an attempt to correct that aircraft’s deficiencies. Although the aircraft was not accepted for combat use by the United States Army Air Forces, it was successfully adopted by the Soviet Air Force…..

Wikipedia, Bell P-63 Kingcobra:

YouTube, Warbirds in Review 2017: P-63/T-38 Joe Engle:

YouTube, Apollo 8 Astronaut Colonel Frank Borman flies the P-63 Kingcobra:

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