Postage Stamp Collection
- Diecast model
- Highly detailed
- Measures Approximately: 4-0” L x 5-1/2” Wingspan
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning® was an American fighter aircraft used by the US Air Force during the World War II. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the pilot and armament. The aircraft was used in a number of different roles, including interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing, close air support, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with external drop tanks.
This Daron P-38J is representative of the aircraft piloted by Richard Ira “Dick” Bong. He was the United States highest scoring air ace during World War II. Credited for having shot down 40 Japanese aircraft, he was the recipient of the Medal of Honor for all his aerial victories in the P-38J Lightning.