This sleek little beauty was actually the
last production version of the Kingcobra pursuit to be built.
machine started life as a conventional P-63C and was modified to RP-63G
flying target. Commonly known as "pinballs" these flying
targets were equipped with lights that
were set into the fuselage sides and atop the surfaces of the outer
wings to indicate when hits were
made with the frangible bullets fired at them. Some 30 of these
aerial targets were later purpose-built
an original order for 450) before production of the Kingcobra was
ramped down in 1946.