Bell P-63A  Kingcobra             NX90805    


                                              This Bell P-63 languished out in the open at Van Nuys for twenty years in the 40s,50s and 60s.
                                              I took this photograph in 1959, by which time it was well and truly showing signs of wear.
                                              Fortunately it was rescued in the nick of time by Ronald Hasz, and at least put in a hangar.
                                              Warbirds of GB purchased it in 1992 and sold it on.  It is now owned by Frank Borman/Picacho
                                              Aviation of Fairacres, NM.   (It was restored to airworthy condition by Planes of Fame in Chino,
                                              California during 1996-98).  It is now resplendent in olive drab as 42-69021, its original USAAC
                                              serial (civil registration is N163FS).