- Was the airacobra a good fighter?
- What was the P-39 airacobra used for?
- Was the p63 a good fighter?
- How many planes did the P-39 shoot down?
- What planes did the Tuskegee Airmen fly?
- What was the P-63 used for?
- Was Joe lightning little a real person?
- Why do you suppose there were so few African American pilots in 1940?
- Where is Red Tails real?
- Where is the Commemorative Air Force?
- How many Red Tails are still alive?
Was the airacobra a good fighter?
America's Worst World War II Fighter Was the Star of the Russian Air Force. A strange irony. The P-39 Airacobra may be the least loved American fighter plane of World War II, deemed inadequate by military planners at the outset of hostilities and written off as nearly useless by many historians.
What was the P-39 airacobra used for?
The P-39 was used by the Soviet Air Force, and enabled individual Soviet pilots to collect the highest number of kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type flown by any air force in any conflict. Other major users of the type included the Free French, the Royal Air Force, and the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force.
Was the p63 a good fighter?
The P-63 had an impressive roll rate, besting the Americans' P-47, P-40, and P-51—and the Japanese Navy's Kawanishi N1K2 Shiden-Kai fighter—with a rate of 110° per second at 275 mph (443 km/h).
How many planes did the P-39 shoot down?
Eight Soviet P-39 pilots shot down at least 30 German aircraft each, and the highest-scoring Soviet ace, G.A. Rechkalov, scored 48 of his 54 confirmed kills in a P-39.
What planes did the Tuskegee Airmen fly?
The Tuskegee Airmen flew hundreds of patrol and attack missions for the Twelfth Air Force, flying P-40 and P-39 airplanes, before they were reassigned to the 15th Air Force to escort B-17 and B-24 heavy bombers, using P-47 and P-51 airplanes.
What was the P-63 used for?
While the P-63 looked similar to the P-39, it was a larger and heavier airplane. Unlike its earlier cousin, which was originally envisioned as a fighter/interceptor, the P-63 was designed as a ground-support/fighter-bomber from the beginning.
Was Joe lightning little a real person?
It's a fictionalized account, but it's based on, you know, real events and real characters. And we're talking with one of the film's stars, David Oyelowo. He plays Joe "Lightning" Little. Also with us is Roscoe Brown.
Why do you suppose there were so few African American pilots in 1940?
They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because many believed they lacked qualifications for combat duty. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the US military.
Where is Red Tails real?
Red Tails portrays largely fictional events based on the exploits of the Tuskegee airmen, although many viewers were left with the impression that the film was entirely historically accurate.
Where is the Commemorative Air Force?
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), formerly known as the Confederate Air Force, is an American non-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas dedicated to preserving and showing historical aircraft at airshows primarily throughout the U.S. and Canada.
How many Red Tails are still alive?
According to the 2019 book Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman's World War II Story and Inspirational Legacy, among the Tuskegee Airmen, no more than 11 fighter pilots who deployed and saw combat in World War II are still alive.