- Highly Detailed Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Display Stand Included
- Can be displayed with or without landing gear
- Measures approximately 9.5” L x 13” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors.
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.
The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the aircraft of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories), Thomas McGuire (38 victories) and Charles H. MacDonald (27 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war
This Air Force 1 model represents the P-38J “Pudgy IV” flow by Major Thomas McGuire of the 431st Fighter Squadron, 457th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force. Maj. McGuire was the 2nd highest scoring ace in World War II. He was killed in action on January 7th 1945 over the Philippines. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.