- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Stand included
- Measures 5.25” L x 5.75” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above.
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II–era American piston-engined fighter aircraft. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Allied propaganda claimed it had been nicknamed the fork-tailed devil by the Luftwaffe The P-38 was used for interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers and evacuation missions and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings.
This model represents the Lightning “Little Buckaroo”, flown by Major Robert “Buck” Rogers of the 392nd Fighter Squadron, 367th Fighter Group, United States 9th Air Force in Francie 1944.
The 392nd Fighter Squadron was activated on July 15, 1943 at Hamilton Field, CA as part of the 367th Fighter Group. There were 3 squadrons in the FG the 393rd & 394th Fighter Squadrons being the other two. The Fighter Group arrived in Stoney Cross, England on April 15th 1944 and was assigned to the 9th Air Force flying P-38s. Each squadron received 25 aircraft. After training in the P-38 the Fighter Group began operations on May 9th 1944. The Fighter Group later deployed to advanced bases in France in 1944 until the end of WWII.
This Oxford Diecast model is highly detailed collectors model. The model features authentic paint scheme, realistic panel lines. Display stand showing aircraft “in flight”.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.