The importance of the "Der Gabelschwanz Teufel" (The Fork-Tailed Devil), as referred to by the German Luftwaffe, or more commonly known as the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, can not be over stated as this plane holds many distinctions. Not the least of which are... The First fighter plane to utilize tricycle landing gear. The First American twin-engine fighter. The First aircraft to reach 400 MPH. The First Allied Fighter over Berlin. The Aircraft in which America's Top Ace (Army Major Richard Bong) scored his 40 Aerial Victories. It was also a flight of P-38's that shot down the Japanese Betty bomber carrying the infamous Japanese Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto, planner of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It may have been refered to as "The Fork-Tailed Devil" by it adversaries, but because of it's munti-mission capabilities and excellent flying qualities, those who flew it often called it "An Angel In OverAlls". Although more then 10,000 P-38's were built, less then 7 remain airworthy today. These are extremely rare and highly prized warbirds that people will go to extraordinary lengths to obtain. I'm sure most of you have seen the Discovery Channel's documentary on the recovery of the P-38 from more then 250 feet below the Greenland Ice Cap. That Lightning has been recovered, restored, is again flying, and is now known as "Glacier Girl".


This plane is made from Rip It Energy Drink Cans but can be made from any 16 oz beverage Cans.

Sample Pages

You will need a suitable Nose Cone to complete this plane.
Nose Cone NOT included with construction manual.



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