Lockheed P 38 Lightning (1/144)


The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is an American single seated, piston-engine fighter aircraft that was used during World War II. 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 and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese. Along with its use as a general fighter, the P-38 was utilized in various aerial combat roles including as a highly effective fighter-bomber, a night fighter, and as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks. The P-38 was also used as a bomber-pathfinder, guiding streams of medium and heavy bombers; or even other P-38s, equipped with bombs, to their targets.[ Used in the aerial reconnaissance role, the P-38 accounted for 90 percent of the aerial film captured over Europe. This is in 2 parts and will need some assembly. Designer Captain_Ahab_62


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