This Plane requires a suitable Nose Cone to complete.
Nose Cone NOT included with manual.
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
than 250 feet below the Greenland Ice Cap. That Lightning has been recovered, restored, is again flying,
and is now known as "Glacier Girl".
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