Gorbunov Go-3 Кобра

The Soviet Union received more than 4.700 P-39 AiraCobraís under the lend lease agreements. The Soviets likes the P-39 for itís heavy canon armament but thought the mid-engine arrangement to be unnecessarily complicated. So when they started to receive the P-63 KingCobra the designer Vladimir Gorbunov got the task to redesign this to a front engine variant.

 

The Gorbunov Go-3 first flew in 1944 and proved marginally faster than the P-63. The aircraft did have some stability problems however caused by the relocation of the engine to the front. Only 113 aircraft were produced.

 

 

Kit: 1/72 Revell


Last updated: 27/12/2022