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    Lockheed P-38L-5-LO lightning 02227

    The proportional model:1:32
    Browse the number:11838

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    Product introduction:
            The P-38 was a radical change for American fighter aircraft. First flown in January 27, 1939, the production planes began to arrive in October 1941 just in time for the war. The P-38 in one of its outstanding exploits intercepted and destroyed a plane carrying Japanese top Admiral Yamamoto, killing him. The P-38L was a further improvement of the P-38J that finally saw the P-38 achieve its potential. The P-38L introduced self-sealing fuel tanks and armor protection for the pilot. The plane was equipped with four .50 cal. machine guns plus a 20 mm cannon. It could carry 4,000 pounds of bombs or ten 5 in. rockets. When the U.SW entered World War II, the P-38 was the fastest and most heaviest armed fighter. The P-38L, of which 3,848 were built, was the version with the greatest quantity. Dive flaps that were introduced on the last block of P-38J's were now standard. High aileron control forces that gave earlier 38s a creaky rate of roll was rectified by the addition of hydraulically boosted ailerons. This gave the P-38L a tremendous roll rate at high speed. 
    Item No    02227
    Item Name    Lockheed P-38L-5-LO lightning
    Bar Code    n/a
    Scale    1:32
    Item Type    Static Aircraft
    Model Brief    Length: 360mm Wingspan: 495mm
    Total Parts    362pcs
    Metal Parts    Aileron & Flap shaft
    Photo Etched Parts    One for Aileron & Flap hinges, another for engine intake net
    Film Parts    Instrument part
    Resin Parts    n/a
    Total Sprues    19pcs sprues + 3 rubber tires
    Paint Schemes    P-38L-5-LO of 431st FS,475th FG, 5th AF
    Released Date
    More Features    Full detail Engine, Workable flaps