It was fast, heavily armed and extremely versatile. And many believe the Lockheed P-38 Lightning to be the finest American fighter of WWII. Its low-drag, aerodynamic shape and heavy weight enabled this twin-engine, twin-boomed aircraft to accelerate to high speeds faster than any previous warplane, making it a potent fighter and a superb fighter-bomber. Popular among fighter pilots, P-38s carried out the intercept mission that downed Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the Mediterranean, Luftwaffe pilots showed respect for the Lightning by calling it " der gabelschwanz teufel " (the forked-tail devil).
The ultimate P-38 was flown by Dick Bong and Tommy McGuire, who were among the most successful American fighter pilots in history. Replica of a USAAF Lockheed P-38J Lightning interceptor that was piloted by Captain Warren Campbell, then attached to the 94th Fighter Squadron, which was deployed to Foggia, Italy. Item in pictures is what you will receive and all that you will receive.100's of more items coming soon. The item "B11F035 Franklin Mint P-38J Lightning Foggia, Italy, 1944 Old Rusty" is in sale since Thursday, February 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Aircraft\Other Military Aircraft Models". The seller is "showmebillybob" and is located in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri.
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