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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC030
Lockheed P-38 Lightning Diecast Model
USAAF 20th FG, 55th FS, Maurice McLary, 1943

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

This aircraft was flown by Major Maurice R McLary of 55th Fighter Squadron, in June 1944. The Lightning P38J 42-68131 KI-V - familiarly known as 'Murph III', featured noseart of the nude Murph carrying a bomb with a flash of lightning running through her legs - all faithfully replicated on this model, as well as Major McLary's victory tally. Murph III was lost on 2nd June 1944 but with a different pilot at the controls. The model comes in silver and black with yellow detail to propeller spinners and tips, black anti glare shields and ID lights picked out in red, green and yellow. The US Star is decorated in white out of blue on the upper port side wing. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a successful WWII American fighter aircraft built to a US Army Air Corps requirement and entered service in 1941 and continued in production until 1945. With its distinctive twin booms, the Lightning was known by the Luftwaffe as the 'fork-tailed devil'. The aircraft is also highly popular with model collectors and this authentic replica is certainly one worthy of adding to your US WWII airfield.

Lockheed P-38 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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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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