Lockheed P-38 Lightning (JC)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Lockheed P-38 Lightning (JC)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 16
Bleriot to Concorde (display)
Shelf 4


A green built and painted plastic kit model of a WW2 Lockheed Lightning

From the Jeremy Collins collection.

History

Built between 1941 and 1945, the P-38 was a heavy fighter with distinctive twin fuselages and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Unusually quiet for a fighter, it was very forgiving, and could be mishandled in many ways, but the rate of roll in early versions made it too slow for it to excel as a dogfighter. The Lockheed Lightning was the sole American fighter aircraft in production throughout American involvement in the Second World War, from Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day. 10,037 were built.

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