Lockheed P-38J Lightning Fighter Aircraft “23 Skidoo” United States Air Force 1/115 Diecast Model Airplane by Postage Stamp

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  • Brand new 1/115 scale diecast airplane model of Lockheed P-38J Lightning Fighter Aircraft “23 Skidoo” United States Air Force die cast model by Postage Stamp.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Comes with a display stand.
  • This model does not have any openings.
  • Manufacturer’s original unopened packaging.
  • Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts.
  • Dimensions approximately L-4, Wingspan-5.5 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.
  • The P-38 Lightning, known by its nickname “23 Skidoo,” holds a storied place in aviation history, with a significant presence in World War II. This twin-engine, twin-tail boom fighter aircraft was renowned for its distinctive design and exceptional performance. The nickname “23 Skidoo” was painted on a particular P-38 flown by the ace Richard Bong, America’s top-scoring World War II fighter pilot.
  • The Lockheed P-38J Lightning was an American fighter aircraft used by the US Air Force during World War II. Developed to United States Army Air Corps specifications, the P-38J had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle bearing the pilot and armament. The P-38J was a formidable fighter, interceptor and attack aircraft and was also used extensively as a long-range escort fighter.
  • The Lightning’s greatest assets were her twin engines, long range, heavy payload, high speed, fast climb and concentrated firepower. The P-38J 23 Skidoo is one of the few Lightings in flying condition. It was restored in July 1988 with markings of WWII Capt. Perry Dahl’s Lightning while he was fighting in the Pacific front. 23 Skidoo is a saying from the 1920s, which refers to “getting out while the getting’s good”. It is currently based out of the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California.
  • The P-38 Lightning, characterized by its unique twin-engine configuration, had a profound impact on the war. It served in a variety of roles, from bomber interception to long-range reconnaissance. P-38s were particularly known for their role in the Pacific Theater, where they effectively engaged Japanese forces. Richard Bong, flying the P-38 “23 Skidoo,” scored an astonishing 40 aerial victories, cementing his status as one of the greatest American fighter aces.
  • Every detail is faithfully reproduced, making it an excellent addition to your aviation collection or a heartfelt gift for history enthusiasts. This 1:115 scale model pays homage to the P-38 Lightning’s extraordinary contributions during World War II and the heroic deeds of pilots like Richard Bong.

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