The P-38J was designed by Clarence "Kelly" Johnson in response to the Army specification for an aircraft that can reach 20,000 feet in 6 minutes. The P38 had its unique twin booms with forward-mounted engines. It was the only American fighter with twin booms during World War II. It was mostly used for bombing and reconnaissance missions and in theaters of war such as the Pacific Theater and the China-Burma-India Operations. The P-38 is said to be one of the best American fighter planes of World War II.
This specific P-38 is painted as "Marge", Richard Ira "Dick" Bong's airplane. Bong is the United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. All of his aerial victories were in the P-38 Lightning, a fast and well-armed fighter aircraft.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/32 Scale Model
- 19.5 Inch Wingspan
- 14.25 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood