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USA021 Lockheed P-38G Lightning (1:285)


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This pack contains one Lockheed P-38G Lightning.

The Lightning was a long range fighter which saw most use in the Pacific theatre and some use over Italy. It was not as manoeuvrable as the best Axis aircraft but carried a great deal of firepower and achieved a good kill rate. America's two highest scoring aces in the Pacific flew Lightnings. In the European theatre, against the more effective German aircraft with a better balance of firepower and armour, the Lightning fared less well and suffered heavier losses. Given the long range of the Lightning it was also used as a reconnaissance aircraft.

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Date from 1943
Date to 1960