Lockheed Martin P-38J Lightning Fighter Aircraft "Pudgy IV" "Major Thomas McGuire" 1/48 Diecast Model by Air Force 1

Lockheed Martin P-38J Lightning Fighter Aircraft "Pudgy IV" "Major Thomas McGuire" 1/48 Diecast Model by Air Force 1

Air Force 1

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  • Brand new 1/48 scale diecast model of a Lockheed Martin P-38J Lightning Fighter Aircraft "Pudgy IV" "Major Thomas McGuire" diecast model by Air Force 1.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 9.75, Wingspan- 12.5 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
  • HISTORICAL ASPECTS:
  • The P-38J Lightning was a legendary American fighter plane that was utilized by the US Army Air Forces during World War II. One of the most famous pilots to fly this aircraft was Major Thomas McGuire, who scored 38 confirmed kills during his service. He flew a P-38J Lightning named "Pudgy IV," which was known for its unique nose art.
  • The P-38J Lightning played a crucial role in several battles during World War II, including the Battle of the Philippines, the Battle of Guadalcanal, and the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. It was also used for bomber escort missions and long-range reconnaissance.
  • The "Pudgy IV" was one of the most successful P-38J Lightnings in the Pacific Theater, and Major Thomas McGuire was one of the most celebrated pilots of his time. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism and dedication to his country.
  • As a 1:48 scale model, the P-38J Lightning Major Thomas McGuire "Pudgy IV" is an excellent replica of this iconic aircraft. It features a high level of detail and accuracy, making it a must-have for any aviation enthusiast or collector. With its historical significance and impressive design, this model is a true tribute to the brave men and women who served in World War II.

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