Lockheed P-38J Lightning – Haleakala 11, 459th FS/80th FG, Sealy, USAAF 1944
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Lockheed P-38J Lightning “Haleakala 11” of the 459th FS/80th FG, USAAF as flown by ace pilot Lt H. H. Sealy, based at Chittagong, India in 1944
Length 6.25 inches Wingspan 8.75 inches
This is one of a fabulous range of 1/72 scale world war 2 fighters being produced by IXO. They come complete with stand and optional undercarriage positions, complementing the Corgi Aviation Archive series perfectly.
Designed to meet a USAAC requirement for a high-performance fighter, the P-38 Lightning was first flown on January 27th, 1939. The easily recognizable P-38 had twin-booms, twin turbo-supercharged engines, a central pod for the pilot, contra-rotating propellers and tricycle landing gear. Its roles included dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing and photo reconnaissance. When equipped with drop tanks it was also flown as a long-range escort fighter. The Lightning’s armament was clustered in the nose of the plane, which gave the pilot a direct line of site to the target and also gave the weapons a “buzz saw” effect that was useful for strafing.