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P-38J Lightning Model, USAAF, 55th FS - Oxford Diecast AC030

P-38J Lightning Model, USAAF, 55th FS - Oxford Diecast AC030 - click to enlarge
P-38J Lightning Model, USAAF, 55th FS - Oxford Diecast AC030 - click to enlarge

Item No. OD-AC030
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Oxford Diecast Aviation Series Model

Lockheed P-38J Lightning - Maj. Maurice R. McLary, 55th FS, 20th FG, USAAF August 6, 1943

1:72 Scale.  Length: 6.3".  Wingspan: 8.5"

This P-38J Lightning, No. 42-68131, "Murph III", was flown by Major Maurice McLary of the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group. During World War II in Europe, McLary was credited with three aerial victories. "Murph III" was lost on June 22, 1944 with a different pilot at the controls.

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was an American World War II twin-engine heavy fighter aircraft. It was first flown on January 27, 1939 and entered service with the USAAF in 1941. The P-38 was used in a number of roles during the war including: ground attack, photo reconnaissance and as a long-range escort fighter. It was used most successfully in the Pacific theater, where it proved ideally suited, combining excellent performance with very long range and the added reliability of two engines for long missions over water. The P-38 Lightning was credited with destroying more Japanese aircraft than any other USAAF fighter. The last P-38s in service were retired in 1949.

Oxford presents a range of value priced, high quality, die-cast model airplanes. Every model is crafted using specifications of the original aircraft.

This model of a P-38 Lightning by Oxford Diecast features:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic parts
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Fixed non-rotating propellers
  • Display stand

  • Category: Oxford Diecast 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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