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.