Lockheed P-38L Lightning
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Lockheed P-38L Lightning Diecast Model
USAAF 49th FG, "Elsie", Clay Tice, August 1945

1:115 Scale     Length     Width
Lockheed P-38L Lightning     4"     5.5"

In 1937. the USAF required a new high performance fighter that had a faster maximum speed, higher rate of climb, and range. What the USAF got was the P-38 Lightning. It's most notable for its work over the Pacific during WWII, and "Ace of Aces" Major Richard I. Bong won 40 victories with this aircraft. The P-38 flew on two 1,475-hp engines with a max speed of 414 mph. four 12.7-mm machine guns, one 20-mm cannon, and 3,200 Ibs. of bombs were carried.

 

Lockheed P-38L Lightning

Designed to meet a USAAC requirement for a high-performance fighter, the P-38 Lightning was first flown on January 27th, 1939. The easily recognizable P-38 had twin-booms, twin turbo-supercharged engines, a central pod for the pilot, contra-rotating propellers and tricycle landing gear. Its roles included dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing and photo reconnaissance. When equipped with drop tanks it was also flown as a long-range escort fighter. The Lightning's armament was clustered in the nose of the plane, which gave the pilot a direct line of site to the target and also gave the weapons a "buzz saw" effect that was useful for strafing

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  • Manufacturer: MODEL POWER
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: 5362-2
  • Condition: New

Lockheed P-38L Lightning

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