Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast Model
Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning – 44-25471 100, “Putt Putt Maru”, Col. Charles McDonald, 475th Fighter Group “Satan's Angels”, USAAF, Philippines, 1945
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.25". Wingspan: 8.6"
Limited Edition of 1,100 Models Worldwide
Colonel Charles 'Mac' Macdonald had 27 aerial victories during WWII, with several others either damaged or probably destroyed, making him the third most successful fighter ace in the Pacific Theatre. All victories were scored using the Lockheed P-38 Lightning and while he would use several different machines, they were all named 'PUTT...PUTT...MARU'.Detailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
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 Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years