Bell Aircraft, founded in 1935 by Lawrence Dale “Larry” Bell, based its primary manufacturing facility in Wheatfield, New York, where several important aircraft were designed and produced. During the World War II era, the plant produced the P-39 Airacobra and the P-63 Kingcobra fighters. The P-39 was used to great effect by the Soviet Air Force, with the highest number of individual kills recorded by any U.S.-produced fighter aircraft during the war. The plant also designed and manufactured the P-59A Airacomet, the first U.S.
Bell, Lawrence Dale “Larry”
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: ManufacturingEra: 1930sDateCreated: 1935Calspan Flight Research CenterNiagara FallsState: NYCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/Secondary.aspx?id=14063Creator: Bell, Lawrence Dale “Larry”