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Postage Stamp Planes PS5362-4
Lockheed P-38J Lightning Diecast Model
USAAF 475th FG, 432nd FS, #44-23314 23 Skidoo, Perry J. "Pee Wee" Dahl, Dobodura, New Guinea, January 1944

1:115 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed P-38J Lightning   4"   5.5"

One of only ten airworthy survivors left today, P-38J Lightning #42-23314 was restored and painted in the markings of P-38H #42-65504, "23 Skidoo" flown by Captain Perry John "Pee Wee" Dahl in the Pacific Theater of World War II from 1943. The aircraft is preserved in flying condition at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning

Designed to meet a USAAC requirement for a high-performance fighter, the P-38 Lightning was first flown on January 27th, 1939. The easily recognizable P-38 had twin-booms, twin turbo-supercharged engines, a central pod for the pilot, contra-rotating propellers and tricycle landing gear. Its roles included dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing and photo reconnaissance. When equipped with drop tanks it was also flown as a long-range escort fighter. The Lightning's armament was clustered in the nose of the plane, which gave the pilot a direct line of site to the target and also gave the weapons a "buzz saw" effect that was useful for strafing.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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