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Lockheed P-38J Lightning: Monogram
Lockheed P-38J Lightning : 1:48 scale
The P-38 was one of the great American warplanes of WWII. It was used on almost every front and soon became to be respected. In North Africa, it caused great losses to Rommel’s supply lines, and the Germans called it “the fork-tailed devil”. In the South Pacific, the Lightning is credited with more Japanese aircraft destroyed than any other fighter. Major Richard Bong scored 40 victories in his Lightning against the Japanese, becoming the Top-Scoring American Fighter Ace of World War II. Decals for his aircraft, named for his wife “Marge”, are included with this kit.
In 1936 the Army issued a specification for a high-speed, high-altitude interceptor. The requirements for this plane were such, that Lockheed’s designers felt that a single-engine of the existing types could not supply sufficient power for the performance required. They employed a radically new design with a center fuselage, and twin booms which not only housed twin engines, but turbo-superchargers, radiators, and landing gear as well. This left the main fuselage for the pilot and a concentration of four .50 caliber machine guns, and a 2Omm cannon, without complex synchronizing mechanisms.
Although originally designed for bomber interception, the P-38 underwent numerous production modifications. It was pressed into a wide variety of duties, other than its primary fighter role. Some of these others included its role as a fighter-bomber, long-range photo reconnaissance, as a pathfinder aircraft to lead formations of bomb-laden P-38s, and finally as a radar-equipped night-fighter. Of the 9,923 P-38’s built, the P-38J and P-38L models were the most numerous. The Pathfinder, Photo Reconnaissance, and Night-Fighter versions were converted from these.
$15.991 in Stock
Republic Thunderbolt P-47D: Monogram
Republic Thunderbolt P-47D: 1:48 scale
The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters of WWII, and served with other Allied air forces, notably those of France, Britain, and Russia. Mexican and Brazilian squadrons fighting alongside the U.S. were equipped with the P-47. The armored cockpit was roomy inside, comfortable for the pilot, and offered good visibility. A modern-day U.S. ground-attack aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, takes its name from the WWII era P-47.
This 1:48 scale model kit by Monogram includes a fret of photo-etch detail parts and well registered decals. The plastic parts are molded in neutral grey and clear. This kit is a comparatively newer release for Monogram as compared to their Monogram P-38J Lockheed Lightning model kit and their North American P-51D Mustang model kits.
$15.991 in Stock
Messerschmitt Me-109G: Monogram
Messerschmitt Me-109G: 1:48 scale
The Me-109 also known as the Bf-109 was the most widely manufactured aircraft of WWII. It was in service throughout WWII and served on every front that Germany was fighting on. The Me-109 was continually upgraded and given an upgraded engine and heavier armament as compared to the first prototype that was secretly designed in 1935. By late 1944-45 when it was obvious that Germany was losing WWII, the Me-109 was still fighting even though late model Allied aircraft had eclipsed it in almost every aspect of performance. This Me-109G model kit by Monogram has a detailed cockpit, external fuel tank and authentic WWII decals. IT is molded in dark green and clear.
$16.991 in Stock