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1/32 Lockheed P-38L-5-LO lightning


Manufactured by: Trumpeter Models

SKU: TR 02227
Price: AU$148.95
AU$134.95

US$100.77;  €94.81
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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    The P-38 was a radical change for American fighter aircraft. First flown in January 27, 1939, the production planes began to arrive in October 1941 just in time for the war. The P-38 in one of its outstanding exploits intercepted and destroyed a plane carrying Japanese top Admiral Yamamoto, killing him. The P-38L was a further improvement of the P-38J that finally saw the P-38 achieve its potential. The P-38L introduced self-sealing fuel tanks and armor protection for the pilot. The plane was equipped with four .50 cal. machine guns plus a 20 mm cannon. It could carry 4,000 pounds of bombs or ten 5 in. rockets. When the U.SW entered World War II, the P-38 was the fastest and most heaviest armed fighter. The P-38L, of which 3,848 were built, was the version with the greatest quantity. Dive flaps that were introduced on the last block of P-38J's were now standard. High aileron control forces that gave earlier 38s a creaky rate of roll was rectified by the addition of hydraulically boosted ailerons. This gave the P-38L a tremendous roll rate at high speed.

    Scale: 1:32
    Item Type Static kit
    Model Brief: Length: 360mm Wingspan: 495mm
    Total Parts: 362pcs
    Metal Parts: Aileron & Flap shaft
    Photo Etched Parts: One for Aileron & Flap hinges, another for engine intake net
    Total Sprues: 19pcs sprues + 3 rubber tires
    Paint Schemes: P-38L-5-LO of 431st FS,475th FG, 5th AF

    • Manufactured by: Trumpeter Models
    • SKU: TR 02227
    • Package Weight: 1410g
    • 4 Units in Stock


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