- With 40 combat kills to his credit Major Richard Bong was America's top WWII Fighter Ace! Now you can add this lethal P-38 Lightning from the 9th Fighter Squadron to your military collection! Masterfully crafted in high definition diecast with Rising Sun kill flags on the fuselage and a picture of Marge - his sweetheart - on the nose! Features Limited Edition Diecast Collectible Custom Display Stand Included! Propellers Rotates!
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning® was an American fighter aircraft used by the US Air Force during the World War II. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the pilot and armament. The aircraft was used in a number of different roles, including interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing, close air support, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with external drop tanks. Piloted by Richard Ira "Dick" Bong, he was the United States highest scoring air ace during World War II. Credited for having shot down 40 Japanese aircraft, he was the recipient of the Medal of Honor for all his aerial victories in the P-38J Lightning. This Die-cast metal airplane model comes in 1:115 scale with plastic stand and is approximately 4 inches long with 5 1/2 inch wingspan.