The most successful and numerous use of the P-39 was by the Soviet Air Forces. They received the considerably improved N and Q models via the Alaska-Siberia ferry route. The tactical environment of the Eastern Front did not demand the high-altitude performance the RAF and AAF did. The comparatively low-speed, low-altitude nature of most air combat on the Eastern Front suited the P-39’s strengths: sturdy construction, reliable radio gear, and adequate firepower.
P-39Q 213. GIAP, Germany, spring 1945 Soviet
£6.00 – £12.00