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  • Lockheed P 38 Lightning Fighter Aircraft Haleakala II 80th FG 459th FS Twin Dragons 1944 United States Army Air Forces 1/72 Diecast Model Militaria Die Cast 27296-41
  • Lockheed P 38 Lightning Fighter Aircraft Haleakala II 80th FG 459th FS Twin Dragons 1944 United States Army Air Forces 1/72 Diecast Model Militaria Die Cast 27296-41
  • Lockheed P 38 Lightning Fighter Aircraft Haleakala II 80th FG 459th FS Twin Dragons 1944 United States Army Air Forces 1/72 Diecast Model Militaria Die Cast 27296-41
  • Lockheed P 38 Lightning Fighter Aircraft Haleakala II 80th FG 459th FS Twin Dragons 1944 United States Army Air Forces 1/72 Diecast Model Militaria Die Cast 27296-41

Lockheed P-38 Lightning Fighter Aircraft "Haleakala II, 80th FG, 459th FS Twin Dragons" (1944) United States Army Air Forces 1/72 Diecast Model by Militaria Die Cast

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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Lockheed P-38 Lightning Fighter Aircraft "Haleakala II, 80th FG, 459th FS Twin Dragons" (1944) United States Army Air Forces die cast model by Militaria Die Cast.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Comes with display stand.
  • This model does not have any openings.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 6, Wingspan- 8.25 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.

HISTORY ASPECTS:
The Lockheed P-38J Lightning, an iconic twin-engine fighter aircraft, served as a vital component of the Allied air forces during World War II. Introduced in the early 1940s, the P-38J played a significant role in various theaters of war, including the European, Mediterranean, and Pacific theaters. Equipped with a distinctive twin-boom design and featuring exceptional speed, range, and firepower, the P-38J was highly versatile and well-suited for a wide range of combat missions.
In the European theater, P-38J Lightning squadrons operated primarily in the escort role, protecting Allied bombers on their missions deep into enemy territory. Flying alongside B-17 and B-24 bombers, P-38J pilots engaged in fierce dogfights with Luftwaffe fighters, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190, ensuring the safety of the bomber crews and contributing to the eventual Allied victory in Europe. Additionally, P-38J aircraft conducted ground attack missions, targeting enemy airfields, supply lines, and military installations with their formidable firepower.
In the Pacific theater, the P-38J Lightning proved to be a formidable adversary against Japanese forces. Operating from island bases and aircraft carriers, P-38J pilots engaged in air-to-air combat, intercepting Japanese fighters and bombers, as well as providing close air support to ground troops during amphibious assaults and island-hopping campaigns. The long range of the P-38J allowed it to conduct extended patrols over vast stretches of the Pacific Ocean, contributing to the defense of Allied territory and the eventual defeat of the Japanese Empire.
From its distinctive twin-boom design to its iconic "Forked-Tail Devil" markings, this 1:72 scale model captures the essence of one of World War II's most iconic fighter aircraft. Whether displayed as a standalone piece or as part of a larger aviation collection, this replica pays homage to the bravery and skill of the pilots who flew the P-38J Lightning in defense of freedom and democracy during a pivotal moment in history.