P-38J Lightning "Pudgy"

The P-38 Lightning was developed in response to a 1937 request from the Army Air Corps for a twin-engine interceptor that could climb to 20,000 feet in six minutes and have a top speed of 360 mph. With the P-38 capable of high speeds, development was slowed by problems of compressibility and flutter, since little was known at the time about flight with near-transonic airflow over parts of airframes. The P-38 saw service in Europe, where it gained the nickname "fork-tailed devil" by German pilots and soldiers. However, it was in the Pacific where it found its greatest success.

Wingspan: 19.5 inches
Length: 14.25 inches
1/32 scale

Availability: In stock



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