ACA12282 1:48 Academy P-38 Lightning
- P-38 Lightning
Build one of four P-38 LIGHTNING variants: J, J Droopsnoot, L Pathfinder or F-5E Photo Recon
When the first XP-38 took flight in 1939, the Army Air Corps instantly recognized that the Lighting had catapulted fighter aircraft design well into the future. At a time when 325 mph was an impressive speed for a fighter, the over 400 mph speed of the P-38 was a shock to all those concerned, friend or foe. In the early days of World War II the Lighting went through its share of ¨«??teething¨«?¨« problems, but in the end it proved to be an awesome fighter, notorious for long-range bomber escort during daylight attacks on German targets.
MRC/Academy is releasing four decal variations to its P-38 kit¨«??all in the same box. This 1/48 scale kit comes complete with P-38 J, J Droopsnoot, L Pathfinder, and F-5E Photo Recon schemes. Mount a clear nose to build a Droopsnoot, or insert windows in the nose for the recon version. Arm a Pathfinder with 500 lb. bombs, or load up a J with some 4.5 Rocket Launchers and High Velocity Air Rockets (HVAR). It¨«??s all in there!
The fuselage is 6.5¨«?¨« long, with a wingspan measuring over a foot. Directions are clear and easy to follow for all variants. Comes with fully engraved panel lines, a highly detailed cockpit and landing gear compartment, and realistic PVC tires. A fine addition to any P-38 collection.