Aviation Models Bell P-59 Airacomet
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    The Bell P-59 Airacomet was the first USA jet fighter aircraft built during World War II. The performance was not spectacular, but it did establish a new unofficial altitude record of 47,600 feet. Unsuitable as a fighter, it was relegated to the training role and paved the way for the first American operational jet fighter, the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star. The Airacomet had its turbojet engine and inlet nacelles integrated within the main fuselage as did the first jet aircraft, the Heinkel He 178. More ...

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