Guillows P-38 Lightning Balsa Plane Kit

Guillows P-38 Lightning Balsa Plane Kit (G2001)
£135.00 £121.50
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Aliphatic Resin 112g (AD8)
£5.50
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Deluxe Materials Tissue Paste 50ml (AD60)
£5.99
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Deluxe Materials Eze Dope 250ml (BD42)
£8.75
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Guillows P-38 Lightning Balsa Plane Kit

This detailed flying balsa model kit of a P-38 Lightning by Guillows is a true pleasure to build and will keep the keen balsa aircraft enthusiast entertains for hours.

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a revolutionary fighter for the time with its tricycle landing gear, twin boom and turbo-superchargers. The first models were accepted by the Army Air Force in October 1941 and, by the end of the war, nearly 10,000 had rolled from the production lines. From introduction until 1945, many modifications were made in the original design to comply with the needs of the air services. On April 18, 1943, a flight of P-38's downed Japan's great naval strategist, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, while he was flying on an inspection tour of the Solomon Islands. Due to its unusual configuration, the Lightning was dubbed the "fork-tailed Devil" by the Luftwaffe and "two airplanes with one pilot" by the Japanese-grudging respect earned by its formidable appearance and reputation.

Die Cut Parts.

Wing Span: 40"

Scale: 1/16

Also Required for this model are

Balsa Cement

Cellulose Dope

Cellulose Thinners

Tissue Paste

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