New Release: P-38L Lightning
Buy the P-38L Lightning by August 28 and get free shipping on your entire order*
*Within the USA free shipping means delivery by the United States Postal Service using First Class Mail (packages up to 8 ounces) and Priority Mail (packages over 8 ounces). Select Countries: Free Economy Mail delivery (4-8 weeks) is also being offered to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
About the P-38L Lightning:
The P-38 Lighting, nicknamed the “Fork-Tailed Devil” by the Germans, was developed from 1941-1945 as an American piston-engined fighter aircraft. The Lightning is most famous for the air battles over the Pacific. An estimated 10,038 P-38 Lightnings were produced during WWII, with at least 4,000 being the P-38L model. The twin-boom design was a major change from most military-minded aircraft in the skies at the time, making the Lightning very unique.
The P-38L Lightning was the most produced variant and entered service in June 1944. This was just in time to support the Allied invasion of France on D-Day. The “L” variant was the first Lightning fitted with zero-length rocket launchers. Later models were delivered unpainted as per USAAF policy established in 1944. In addition, there was a major modification to the cockpit heating system, where the pilot could now plug his heat-suit wire for improved comfort.
- Crew: 1
- Powerplant: 2 x Allison V-1710-111/113 V-12 piston engine
- Maximum speed: 414 mph
- Cruise speed: 275 mph
- Range: 1,300 mi
- Armament: 1 x Hispano M2(C) 20 mm cannon with 150 rounds; 4 x M2 Browning machine gun 0.50 in machine guns with 500 rpg; 4 x M10 three-tube 4.5 in rocket launchers
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The P-38L Lightning kit comes with the following features:
- Authentically built to Putt Putt Maru likeness
- Custom-printed pilot designed by Lando
- Custom-printed elements
- Retractable landing gear
- Drop tanks included
- Full-color vinyl sticker sheet
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Designed by Cody Osell
- Includes 904 genuine new-condition LEGO® elements
- Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.