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Tamiya 61120 1/48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning Plastic Model Kit

Product Code: T61120
$98.99
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The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was an iconic WWII fighter with innovative twin-engined, twin-boom fuselages, plus a central cockpit nacelle. First flying in 1939, the aircraft saw service in both the Pacific and European theatres in World War II, but claimed fame for its daring exploits in the former. The F varian featured pylons for 150-gallon drop tanks to make it capable of long missions. Later P-38 G versions had more powerful engines and could carry larger 300-gallon drop tanks. 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.

Features

  • Length: 240mm; Wingspan: 330mm.
  • P-38F and P-38G variants can be built.
  • Comes with canopy masking stickers and a full-color painting guide.
  • Features accurate depictions of early P-38 features such as slimline engine cowlings, intercoolers in leading edges, plus the curved canopy front.
  • Weights are included to ensure correct balance of the model when displayed.
  • The canopy can be assembled open or closed. When closed, it is a 1-part slide-molded piece with dedicated F and G variant parts. The hatch is shown open sideways on the P-38F, and vertically on the P-38G.
  • Comes with parts to recreate two each of 150- and 300-gallon drop tanks.
  • Includes two marking options: “White 147” P-38G which took part in the interception of Admiral Yamamoto's aircraft in April 1943, and “White 33” P-38F.
  • Mirror stickers are included to recreate cockpit mirror and engine cowling interior surface sections.