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85-5479 P-38J Lightning

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List Price: $17.95

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This is a 1/48 P-38J Lightning Plastic Airplane Model Kit.
Skill Level 2 for ages 10 to Adult, Intermediate to Advanced Modelers.

Prototype Information:
The Lockheed Lightning was one of the unique fighter aircraft of WWII
featuring a twin engine, twin boom, design. The aircraft served in all
major theatres of the war and proved deadly to its adversaries in the hands
of a skilled pilot. The highest scoring US ace, Major Richard Bong scored 40
victories over Japanese aircraft in various types of P-38.

FEATURES: 1/48th scale for static display
118 parts in silver, black, and clear with raised panel lines and
Optional parts to build one of 3 variants: standard P-38J fighter,
P-38J "Droop Snoot" pathfinder, and P-38M two seat nightfighter
Cockpit detail: control wheel, instrument panel, seat, opening canopy
Detailed nose gun bay for fighter and nightfighter variants
OPTIONS: One decal sheet with 3 marking options
1: P-38J, 2103993, "Marge", Maj Richard I Bong, USAAF, Pacific
2: P-38J Droop Snoot, 7F Q, "Bomba-Dear, USAAF.
3: P-38M Night Lightning, 426865, USAAF, Pacific Theatre.
Airframe Colours:
1 & 2: Overall natural aluminum with black anti glare panels
3: Overall Gloss Black
Detail Colours:
White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Brown, Interior Green, Silver,
Gun Metal

Basic tools: Hobby knife, paint brushes, sandpaper.
Nice-to-have tools: Needle file set, sprue cutter (see XURON),
airbrush and associated accessories
Major components - liquid plastic cement (Testors, TENAX 7R)
Clear parts - White glue, odourless CA, or TENAX 7R
Detail parts - CA or tube-type (thick) plastic cement.

SPECS: Scale: 1/48th
Wingspan: 13"
Length: Approx. 9"

COMMENTS: The kit also includes parts to build and F-5A Reconaissance aircraft,
but this is not mentioned in the instructions and no decals are
included for this version.