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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-P38-001
Lockheed P-38L Lightning Diecast Model
USAAF 8th FG, 36th FS, #44-26176 Vagrant Virgin, L. V. Bellusci, Mindoro, Philippines, 1945
The P-38 Lightning introduced a new dimension to American fighters - a second engine. The multi-engine configuration reduced the Lightning loss-rate to anti-aircraft gunfire during ground attack missions. Single-engine airplanes equipped with power plants cooled by pressurized liquid, such as the North American P-51 Mustang, were particularly vulnerable. Even a small nick in one coolant line could cause the engine to seize in a matter of minutes.
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