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Military Model Kits of the P-38 Lightning World War 2 Fighter Aircraft.  These plastic military model kits show the P38 Lightning in extreme detail and provide both kids and adults with educational toys that teach military history of World War 2 and about the P38 Lightning Fighter Aircraft.  Plastic Model Aircraft Kits provide the Best Educational Practice Methods to teach kids about engineering, aeronautics, aeronautical design, blueprint reading, construction methods and aircraft parts as well as aviation history.  This is why plastic model kits make the best educational toys.

The P-38 Lightning was built by Lockheed during WW2.  The P38 Lightning is 37' 10" long and has a wingspan of 52' 0".  The P-38 Lightning used two Allison V-1710-27/29 engines each having 1150 hp giving the airplane 2300 hp total.  The max speed of the P38 is 395 mph. 
There are many versions of this plane, these specs cover only one version.

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I remember that I told you of my quest to try very hard to acquire 1/72 scale airplane models that are exact models of planes that took part in the WWII Naval Battles, and USAAF Air Battles that were, my estimation turning points in WWII in the Pacific.   You had mentioned that sadly not all of the famous airplanes that took part in these battles and actions of my interest have been produced as model airplanes.  And one in particular was there was no model of any of the P-38's from the 347th. Fighter Group, 339th. Fighter Squadron that shot down Japanese Adm. Yamamoto in 1943.

 Well, I looked all over on the internet and low and behold I found a model of one of the P-38's that took part in the Yamamoto raid!!!   The P-38 was named, Miss Virginia and was assigned to Lt. Bob Petit.   However I guess that Lt. Petit did not draw the straw to go on the Yamamoto raid and Lt. Rex Barber did.   But, Lt. Barber's P-38 was "unserviceable" for the Yamamoto flight so he "borrowed" Lt. Petit's "Miss Virginia" for the assassination raid.   So, "Miss Virginia" was on the raid, flew by Lt. Barber, and I have found a 1/120 scale diecast (assembled) model of the P-38J Lightning outfitted as it was on the raid. The model is available at FlyingMule.com at a cost of $9.99.   The model is manufactured by Corgi Noseart Series, Code CG-CS90364.   Yes, it is NOT 1/72 scale as I would like but I'll gladly make due with this 1/120 scale completely finished diecast model.   For even though it's smaller size, this P-38 model still has a wingspan of 5.25" which is okay for me.   In all my searching this was the ONLY model of a P-38 that was used in the shooting down of Adm. Yamamoto - anywhere on the internet I could find!!
Ralph Otto 4-29-2009

 

P-38J Lightning 1/48 Kit

WW2 Plastic Model Airplane Kit.

The Lockheed P-38 employed a radically new design with a center fuselage while the  two outer booms carried twin engines, turbo superchargers, radiators, and landing  gear. a standard P-38J fighter, a P-38J "Droop Snoot" pathfinder or a P-38M two-seat night fighter   Now, build your own plastic model of the great P-38 choosing amongst any of  three variants and various armament packages. 9¼" in length with a wingspan of 12¾". 118 pieces, skill level 2.  
P-38J Lightning 1/48 Kit

Replicating a P-38 Lightning (the only American fighter aircraft in active production throughout America's involvement in World War II), this 1/48 scale, plastic kit features recessed panel lines; a detailed cockpit; realistic landing gear; a choice of three markings, including those of "Scat II" flown by 16-victory ace Robin Olds (12 WWII, 4 Vietnam) of the 479th Fighter Group; and more. 13" wingspan; assembly required.

P-38L-5-LO Lightning 1/32 Kit

Replicating a P-38L flown in the Pacific Theater, this 1/32 scale, plastic kit features a fully-outfitted cockpit with control levers, a film-printed instrument panel, and a glazed canopy; exquisitely detailed engines; a realistic gun bay; intricate landing gear with black vinyl tires; a choice of markings (Donald Campbell of the 8th Fighter Group in 1944 and George Lavin's "Itsy Bitsy II" of the 343rd Fighter Group in 1945); and more. 19" wingspan; 362 parts, including photo-etched brass seat harnesses, engine parts, and aileron and flap hinges. Assembly required.

P-38 Lightning 1/18 Scale Model
Putt Putt Maru

During World War II, the 475th Fighter Group was the best-known P-38 Lightning group in the Pacific Theater, since it listed among its personnel top-scoring aces Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38) and commanding officer Charles MacDonald (27).

Replicating MacDonald's "Putt Putt Maru," this 1/18 scale, plastic model features recessed panel lines and simulated rivets; a well-equipped cockpit with an opening canopy; removable wing-mounted rockets and drop tanks; rotating propellers; retractable landing gear; and more. Best of all, this model requires no gluing and needs only a few minutes of assembly! 34" wingspan.


P-38J Lightning 1/48 Kit

A replica of a P-38J Lightning, which served in all theaters of World War II, this 1/48 scale, plastic Hasegawa kit features a well-equipped cockpit with instruments and controls, a pilot's seat with an armored headrest, and an optional-position canopy; a rocket launcher, two 500-pound bombs, and two fuel tanks; rotating propellers; realistic landing gear; and a choice of three markings, including those of the 475th Fighter Group in the Pacific and the 364th Fighter Group in Europe. 12" wingspan; 144 parts, skill level 2.

P-38E/J/L Lightning 1/48 Kit

This 1/48 scale plastic kit features not only the engraved panel lines, detailed cockpit and landing gear compartment, and realistic PVC tires that you hope for, but it also includes parts and decals for building any one of four P-38 variants - all in one box! Load it up with rocket launchers to build a P-38J, mount the clear nose to build a P-38J Droopsnoot, insert windows in the nose to build an F-5E photo-recon version, or build it as a P-38L pathfinder with 500 lb. bombs. It's all here! 13" wingspan; assembly required.
Pudgy IV P-38L Nose Art Panel

Gary Velasco. Reproduction of Maj. Thomas B. McGuire's nose art from "Pudgy IV." Maguire flew for the 431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group and scored 38  victories, second only to Maj. Richard Bong. Maguire's favorite fighter was the P-38, and this art is from the 4th of his 5 P-38s. The yellow kill tally box did not appear  until after he arrived in the Philippines. 30"x 22" panel comes ready to hang.
P-38J/L Lightning 1/32 Kit
20th FG, 82nd FG

This premium quality, 1/32 scale plastic kit features a choice of P-38J or P-38L wing configurations; textured surfaces; a fully outfitted cockpit with metal control levers and an opening canopy with rivet details; plenty of stainless steel and brass photo-etched parts; metal flap and aileron hinges; accessible gun bays; rockets, bombs and fuel tanks; a realistic engine with vinyl parts; detailed landing gear with grooved vinyl tires; a choice of four markings, including those of the 82nd Fighter Group in 1944 Italy; and more. 19" wingspan; 350+ parts, assembly required.

F-5E Lightning Kit

Based on the photo-recon "E" variant of the F-5 Lightning (nicknamed "fork-tailed devil" by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese), this 1/48 scale, plastic kit features a well-equipped cockpit with instruments, controls, and an optional-position canopy; detailed superchargers and wing-mounted fuel tanks; realistic landing gear; and a super-decal sheet with four sets of U.S. and one set of Italian markings. 13" wingspan; 90+ parts, assembly required.

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P-38 Lightning Clock

This collector clock features images of the USAAF P-38 Lightning - including a cockpit view - framed in a distinctive riveted aluminum case. Also features a quartz movement, requiring one AA battery (not included). 14" diameter.

P-38 Lightning Nose Art Clock

This collector clock features the unique P-38 Lightning along with classic nose art framed in a distinctive riveted aluminum case. Quartz movement; battery not included. Made in U.S.A. 15" diameter.

P-38 Blondes Clock

This collector clock features the unique P-38 Lightning along with classic nose art framed in a distinctive riveted aluminum case. Quartz movement; battery not included. Made in U.S.A. 15" diameter.


Pudgy IV P-38L Nose Art Panel

Gary Velasco. Reproduction of Maj. Thomas B. McGuire's nose art from "Pudgy IV." Maguire flew for the 431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group and scored 38 victories, second only to Maj. Richard Bong. Maguire's favorite fighter was the P-38, and this art is from the 4th of his 5 P-38s. The yellow kill tally box did not appear until after he arrived in the Philippines. 30"x 22" panel comes ready to hang.

P-38 Nose Art Panel
Maj. Richard Bong's Marge

Gary Velasco. Hand painted, authentic reproduction of the nose art of Maj. Richard Bong's P-38. Panel is a scaled-down version of the real thing and is made of two-piece aluminum construction. Ready to display on the two attached D-ring hangers. 30"x 22".
P-38 Lightning Yard Spinner

Perfect for your lawn, garden or patio, this rendition of a P-38 Lightning is actually a "wind spinner" yard sculpture whose propellers spin in even the slightest breeze! Made of SolarMax UV-resistant nylon with molded metal and plastic fittings for the utmost in quality and durability, it measures 28" long and includes a pole, a ground stake, and assembly instructions.
P-38 Lightning Pilot Wing Metal Sign

Featuring a P-38 Lightning along with a nose art-style pin-up girl and 20th Fighter Group and 8th Air Force insignia, this 24-gauge steel sign, die cut in the shape of a pilot wing, features a distressed look and rounded corners. An Historic Aviation exclusive, it measures 34"x 10" and includes mounting holes.
Keep 'Em Flying! Metal Sign

Featuring a P-38 Lightning along with a pin-up girl worth fighting for, this 24-gauge steel sign, die cut in the shape of a pilot wing, has a distressed look and includes mounting holes. 34"x 10".
P-38J Lightning Metal Sign

Featuring a detailed color profile of a P-38J Lightning flown by the 20th Fighter Group in World War II, this 24-gauge steel sign also includes 77th Fighter Squadron and 8th Air Force insignia. Hand distressed to create the look and feel of aged metal and paint, it is made in the USA and includes mounting holes. 18"x 12".
P-38 Lightning Metal Sign - Bikini Version

Featuring a P-38 Lightning with a sultry pin-up girl of the type that inspired so much World War II nose art, this 24-gauge steel sign is hand distressed to create the look and feel of aged metal and paint. 18"x 12"; includes mounting holes.
P-38 Lightning Metal Sign - Nude Version

Featuring a P-38 Lightning with a sultry pin-up girl of the type that inspired so much World War II nose art, this 24-gauge steel sign is hand distressed to create the look and feel of aged metal and paint. 18"x 12"; includes mounting holes.

F-5B Shore Patrol: "Taking the Scenic Route" Metal Sign

Get a load of the twin booms on the F-5B Lightnings! Also featuring an equally fetching sunbather apt to be caught in the F-5Bs' cameras, this 24-gauge steel sign is hand distressed to create the look and feel of aged metal and paint, is made in the USA, and includes mounting holes. 12"x 18".

"California Leads the Way in Fighter Production" Metal Sign

Featuring P-38 Lightnings (which were manufactured on twin production lines at the Lockheed plant in Burbank, California) flying over the Golden Gate bridge, this 24-gauge steel sign is hand distressed to create the look and feel of aged metal and paint. 12"x 18"; includes mounting holes.

 

P-38 Lightning Embroidered Hat

This 100% cotton, khaki-colored hat featuring an embroidered P-38 on its front includes an adjustable strap with a buckle for perfect sizing.

P-38 Lightning Cap

This olive drab, 100% cotton cap featuring an embroidered P-38 flying straight off its front includes an adjustable strap with a buckle for perfect sizing.

P-38 Lightning Hat

This distinctive, high quality black cap features a beautifully detailed brass emblem with a profile of a P-38, six brass eyelets, a pre-curved peak and a matching adjustable strap with brass buckle.

P-38 Necktie

Featuring the ride of America's greatest aces in the Pacific, this colorful P-38 necktie is made of 100% polyester.

 

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The twin-engine P-38 Lightning, a radical design conceived by Lockheed design genius Clarence "Kelly" Johnson in the late 1930s, became one of the war's most successful fighter planes, serving in Europe and the Pacific. About 10,000 of the planes were built, and about 32 complete or partial airframes are believed to still exist, perhaps 10 in operational condition.

On April 18, 1943, Lt. Rex Barber and Capt. Thomas Lanphier of the 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, engaged Japanese bombers - one of which carried Pearl Harbor attack mastermind Admiral Isoruko Yamamoto - over Bougainville.

 Glacier Girl, the beautifully restored 94th Fighter Group P-38 Lightning that was originally one of The Lost Squadron

The 94th Fighter Squadron/1st Fighter Group including those of "Bat Out of Hell," which belonged to Capt. James Hagenback, commander of the 94th.

The Lockheed P-38 employed a radically new design with a center fuselage while the  two outer booms carried twin engines, turbo superchargers, radiators, and landing  gear. a standard P-38J fighter, a P-38J "Droop Snoot" pathfinder or a P-38M two-seat night fighter

During World War II, the 475th Fighter Group was the best-known P-38 Lightning group in the Pacific Theater, since it listed among its personnel top-scoring aces Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38) and commanding officer Charles MacDonald (27).

 The famous 20th Fighter Group "California Cutie" markings of 1st Lt. Dick Loehnert, including his 83 mission markings, six "locomotive destroyed" markings, and 1944 D-Day invasion stripes

Miss Virginia," Lt. Rex Barber, 339th FS, 347th FG, 1943
On April 18, 1943, Lt. Rex Barber and Capt. Thomas Lanphier of the 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, engaged Japanese bombers - one of which carried Pearl Harbor attack mastermind Admiral Isoruko Yamamoto - over Bougainville.  the P-38G Lightning "Miss Virginia," which was flown by Barber (a 5-victory ace) when he shot down the GM41 "Betty" carrying Yamamoto

Glacier Girl, the beautifully restored 94th Fighter Group P-38 Lightning that was originally one of The Lost Squadron

The Lockheed P-38 employed a radically new design with a center fuselage while the  two outer booms carried twin engines, turbo superchargers, radiators, and landing  gear.

P-38 Pathfinder - which was fitted with a glazed nose containing an H2X radar - designed to lead formation bombing

 

 

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 webmaster 12-12-03

I am looking for information on any article that you may know about, related to the  P38 Lightning used for Photo Recon. in Europe?

My home town is Redstone, Montana and during WWII  we had a pilot from there that flew the P38 Lightning on these missions.  An article was written by a major publication ( Life, Look ?? ) on this pilot, a Major George Owens.

I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time, but I remember a day in school when this pilot was ferrying a P38 Lightning across country and he buzzed Redstone and our schoolhouse.

My older brother reminded me of this happening and wanted to know if I could get a copy of this article somehow?

Your website came up on my first search effort so I want to see if you could direct me as to where to look?

Thank you in advance for your help in this area and for the information I have already found related to the fabulous P38 Lightning aircraft.

Dwaine Overby

 

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