P-38 Ligthning from VQ Model

Details

 Features:

  • All Balsa and lite-ply construction
  • Fully covered in weathered detail
  • Fiberglass cowling
  • Reinstalled painted pilot
  • Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed
  • Three piece wing with Aluminium Wing Joiner
  • Three piece fuselage with left fuselage and right fuselage by Balsa and main fuselage by Fiberglass
  • Turbo superchargers: ABS vacuumed
  • Ailerons and fowler flaps ready. All mechanism for flaps already instaled at the factory.

 Includes:

  • Assembly instructions with stage photos
  • Tail wheel assembly
  • Fiberglass cowling
  • Painted pilot
  • Wheels and gear door
  • Engine mounts
  • Fuel tank
  • Aluminium wing joiner
  • Decals and all hardware


Option :
E-Retracts with struts: VQ-ARE18S

Pictures

Manual

Lockheed P-38 Lightning


Lockheed P-38 Lightning

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is an American single seated, piston-engined fighter aircraft that was used during World War II. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Allied propaganda claimed it had been nicknamed the fork-tailed devil (German: der Gabelschwanz-Teufel) by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese. Along with its use as a general fighter, the P-38 was utilized in various aerial combat roles including as a highly effective fighter-bomber, a night fighter, and as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks. The P-38 was also used as a bomber-pathfinder, guiding streams of medium and heavy bombers; or even other P-38s, equipped with bombs, to their targets. Used in the aerial reconnaissance role, the P-38 accounted for 90 percent of the aerial film captured over Europe.

The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the aircraft of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories), Thomas McGuire (38 victories) and Charles H. MacDonald (27 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the introduction of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war.

Unusually for a fighter of this time, the exhaust was muffled by the turbo-superchargers, making the P-38's operation relatively quiet. The two turbo-superchargers also provided the P-38 with good high-altitude performance, making it one of the earliest Allied fighters capable of performing well at high altitudes. It was extremely forgiving and could be mishandled in many ways, but the rate of roll in the early versions was too low for it to excel as a dogfighter. The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in large-scale production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day. At the end of the war, orders for 1,887 more were cancelled.



This article is an extract from the Wikipedia article "Lockheed P-38 Lightning", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0

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Wingspan: 2100mm (82.7 in)
Length: 1460mm (57.5 in)

Weight: 7000 g (15.4 lbs)

Wingspan:  2100 mm (82.6 in.)
Fuselage Lenght:  1460mm (57.4 in.)
Weight ( ready to fly):  6,5 - 7,2kg
Engine:  46-52 (2 stroke) / 62-70 (4 stroke)  ( x2) 
Radio:  9channesl with 12 servos 
Eletric Motor:  oost 50  
Battery:  Lipo 14,8V- 4500 mAh  ( x2) 

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