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Status: JAN 2018 RE-STOCK

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Herpa 1:72 Wings 580113
Lockheed P-38L Lightning Diecast Model
Flying Bulls

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed P-38L Lightning   6.25"   8.75"


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The only P-38 in Europe, and one of the only ones that is still being used, is owned by the Flying Bulls and can be found in Hangar 7 in Salzburg. It is one of the most treasured exhibition pieces and brightens the entire Hangar with its perfectly polished skin. More than four years had to pass until the perfectly restored P-38 was finally shipped from the United States to Hamburg in one piece. On May 10th, it moved into the Hangar 7 where it can still be admired today. Today it can be said that the Flying Bulls' P-38, registered N25Y (an American registration), is one of the most beautiful and well-maintained Lightnings worldwide – a graceful aircraft both on the ground and in the air. Its twin Allision V-12 reciprocating engines with turbochargers allow the almost 8 ton aircraft to reach 670 km/h and a height only modern jets can normally reach. The P-38 is unique in all aspects and considered a unique beauty by many admirers.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning

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.

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Herpa's 1:72 scale P-38 Lightning is a high quality model with all-metal wings, tail booms and fuselage, and a plastic horizontal stabilizer. Special attention has been paid to the supercharger detail on the turbine and bearing cooling duct and on the supercharger cooling and side mounted ram air intakes. Details such as the mass balance weights, crew access ladder, pitot tube, nose-mounted antenna and engine water supply lines—visible inside each wheel well—are separately applied. Other details include engine radiators, and radio equipment located in the rear bay.

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Herpa 1:72 Wings

The Herpa "1:72 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

Herpa "1:72 Wings" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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