Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Lockheed P-38 J Lightning – #44-23590 ‘Scrapiron IV’, Captain Laurence E. 'Scrappy' Blumer, 393rd FS, 367th FG, USAAF, France 1944
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.25". Wingspan: 8.75"
Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide
The 367th Fighter Group arrived in England in April of 1944 and, having trained on single engine fighters, they were expecting to find P-51 Mustangs waiting for them at Stoney Cross – the twin engine P-38 Lightning proved to be something of a surprise. Following a period of re-training the 367th were sent into battle and immediately began to make their mark. Capt Laurence ‘Scrappy’ Blumer and his P-38 Lightning ‘Scrapiron IV’ earned the title ‘fastest ace in a day’ and the award of a Distinguished Service Cross for actions he was involved in on August 25th 1944. Joining an already savage dogfight, Blumer shot down two German FW 190 fighters on his first pass and a further three within the next fifteen minutes, before the enemy fighters ran for cover. During this engagement, the Luftwaffe lost 25 aircraft destroyed, one probably destroyed, and 17 suffering damage – by any standards, a mauling by pilots of the Fork-tailed devil.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with P-38 Lightning artwork
The P-38 Lightning was a twin-engine fighter aircraft operated by the United States and several allied countries during World War II. The aircraft had a distinctive twin boom design with a single central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. It was used in a number of roles, including interception, bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, and as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks. First flown on January 27, 1939, the P-38 entered service in 1941. It was the only U.S. fighter aircraft produced throughout America’s involvement in the war. From 1941 to 1945 Lockheed built a total of 10,037 P-38s in over two dozen variants.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14