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P-63 Kingcobra
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Role Fighter aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Bell Aircraft
First flight 7 December 1942
Introduction October 1943
Status Retired
Primary users United States Army Air Forces
Soviet Air Force
French Air Force
Produced 1943–1945
Number built 3,303
Unit cost US$65,914 (1945)
Developed from Bell P-39 Airacobra

The Bell P-63 Kingcobra is a US fighter aircraft of

World War II. It is a modernized variant of the P-39 Aircobra. Refused by USA and UK, it was used by Free France and USSR as fighter-bomber. After war some were used by Honduras. More than 3300 examples were built between 1943 and 1945.

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