Lockheed P-38J Lightning USAF
      Lockheed P-38J Lightning USAF
      Lockheed P-38J Lightning USAF
      Lockheed P-38J Lightning USAF
      Lockheed P-38J Lightning USAF
      Lockheed P-38J Lightning USAF
      Lockheed P-38J Lightning USAF

      Lockheed P-38J Lightning USAF Aircraft Model

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      A premium 1/48 scale diecast model aircraft of a Lockheed P-38J Lightning (US Air Force).

      An extremely heavy and detailed metal model with minimal use of plastic. Includes seperate landing gear - option to display with the gear down or up.

      Includes a free metal display stand.

      This model has a nose-to-tail length of 26cm (10.2") and a wingspan width of 34cm (13.3").

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      Lockheed P-38 Lightning Premium Diecast Model

      Introducing the premium 1/48 scale diecast model aircraft of the iconic Lockheed P-38 Lightning. This model is crafted with exceptional attention to detail, ensuring a highly realistic and accurate representation of this legendary warbird. With minimal use of plastic, the model is predominantly made of heavy, durable metal, providing an authentic feel and superior quality. It features separate landing gear, allowing you to display this impressive aircraft model with the gear down or up. A free metal display stand is also included to showcase this masterpiece proudly.

      Model Dimensions & Specifications:

      • Scale: 1/48
      • Nose-to-Tail Length: 26 cm (10.2 inches)
      • Wingspan Width: 34 cm (13.3 inches)
      • Materials: Diecast Metal
      • Display: Includes a free display stand
      • Assembly: This is a ready to display model; no painting or assembly required

      Known as the "Fork-tailed Devil" by its adversaries, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning played a pivotal role during World War II. This twin-boom aircraft was a versatile and powerful fighter, reconnaissance, and bomber escort plane. Its distinctive design and performance made it a standout in aerial combat. The P-38 was used extensively in the European and Pacific theaters, contributing significantly to Allied victories in numerous critical missions.

      P-38 Variants:

      • P-38E: The first combat-ready version, featuring improved armament and enhanced aerodynamics.
      • P-38F: Introduced self-sealing fuel tanks and a modified tail for better stability.
      • P-38J: Equipped with boosted ailerons and upgraded engines for superior performance at high altitudes.
      • P-38L: The most produced variant, featuring improved range and payload capacity.

      The P-38 Lightning was renowned for its speed, agility, and firepower. It was involved in some of the most significant aerial engagements of WWII, including the interception of Admiral Yamamoto's aircraft in Operation Vengeance. The aircraft's design influenced post-war aviation developments, showcasing advancements in aerodynamics and armament integration. Pilots like Richard Bong, America's top ace with 40 confirmed kills, flew the P-38, cementing its legendary status in military aviation history.

      For collectors and enthusiasts, this premium diecast model is an essential addition to any collection. Its historical significance, combined with the exceptional craftsmanship, makes it a prized possession for any military aircraft model enthusiast. Order this Lockheed P-38 Lightning premium diecast model today and own a piece of aviation history!

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      Model Scale
      1/48
      Material
      Zinc Alloy

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      Jack12/07/2023
      Beautiful P-38 Model

      This P-38 Model is truly a stunning creation. The size of the model was much bigger than I expected, which is a huge bonus. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. Great work!

        ROBERT P09/01/2021
        Pleased

        My son-in-law was well pleased with his gift. Thank you.

          Stephen C16/06/2019
          Lightning

          My favorite airplane of all time! I have assembled 4 models of this beautiful airplane....but none of those even comes close to how happy I am with this Premium Model of the Historic P-38! Such a wonderful model, very heavy, this thing will be in my will!

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