Specifications for the
Bell P-59 Airacomet
Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
Focus Model: Bell P-59A Airacomet
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Length: 38.16 ft (11.63 m)
Width: 45.51 ft (13.87 m)
Height: 12.34ft (3.76 m)
Weight (Empty): 7,937 lb (3,600 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 12,699 lb (5,760 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x General Electric I-A turbojet engines generating 2,800lbs of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 413 mph (664kmh; 359 kts)
Maximum Range: 240 miles (386km)
Service Ceiling: 46,194 ft (14,080 m; 8.7 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,200 feet per minute (975 m/min)
1 x 37mm cannon
3 x 12.7mm machine guns
External ordnance load of up to 2,000lbs.
XP-59 - Initial Prototype Designation; None produced; based on the smaller XP-52 pusher-prop design.
United Kingdom; United States