Mastercraft Collection: Bell P-59 Airacomet..

NC11371
$139.99
Mastercraft Collection: Bell P-59 Airacomet..
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Mastercraft Collection: Bell P-59 Airacomet..

NC11371
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 10.3 inches
Scale: 1/45

$139.99

This model is currently out of stock. Contact Karin at karin@mastercraftmodels.com, if you are interested in special or pre-ordering. Please note the following: *Cost will increase to 299.95 per model for changes in paint scheme or livery *Cost will increase to 399.95 per model for expedited air freight shipping *Please allow 90 days for handcrafting and delivery *50% deposit is required at time of purchase.

Product Details


The Bell P-59 Airacomet was the first fighter aircraft built by American starting in 1942. Unfortunately its performance was matched by the top piston powered jet fighters that were already available and forever known as a poor performer. It never saw combat and production was halted before half of the 80 planes were produced. It was powered by a set of twin General Electric powerplants that pushed this jet to speeds of only 413 mph. The engines were also a problem being unreliable in its test flights. The most positive thing about the P-59 is that it was the platform on which all other US jet aircraft were made.

This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!