P38L-5-LO Lightning Fighter

Assemble the Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning with this 1:32 Scale Plastic Model Kit from Trumpeter. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.

Trumpeter P38L-5-LO Lightning Fighter Plastic Model Airplane 1/32 Scale #02227
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 Trumpeter # tsm02227
$111.19
 
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Trumpeter Item # tsm02227
Features :
  • Accurately reproduced exterior and cockpit.
  • Photo etched aileron & flap hinges.
  • Exquisitely detailed engine with brass photo etched parts.
  • Film printed control panel.
  • Complete cockpit detail including brass harness buckels and control levers.
  • Highly detailed gun bay.
  • Metal shafts.
  • Black vinyl tires with realistic grooves & tread designs.
  • Detailed landing gear and wheel well area.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.
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Spotlight Review

 
"Great Kit w/two warnings"
audie.perkins (Oklahoma City, OK)
This is an awesome kit! It lends itself to a very high degree of detail so take your time with it. I didnt, so by the time I realized that I could have added some great details it was too late. Two cautionary notes though: 1. The nose requires 2oz (62g) of weight to prevent it from tail-sitting, thats a lot of weight to fit in there! 2. The five-piece canopy, mine anyway, had a large 1/8 gap between the top piece and the two side pieces. Not a problem if you pose it open. Id highly recommend this kit though, one of my most enjoyable to build....Ill likely build it again within a few years.

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Features

  • Accurately reproduced exterior and cockpit.
  • Photo etched aileron & flap hinges.
  • Exquisitely detailed engine with brass photo etched parts.
  • Film printed control panel.
  • Complete cockpit detail including brass harness buckels and control levers.
  • Highly detailed gun bay.
  • Metal shafts.
  • Black vinyl tires with realistic grooves & tread designs.
  • Detailed landing gear and wheel well area.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.

Specs

  • Scale: 1:32
  • Length: 14-1/8" (360mm)
  • Wingspan: 19-1/2" (495mm)
  • Parts: 362
  • Trumpeter Product Number: 02227

Includes

One Plastic Model




Reviews

  
 
"Do not buy this kit!"
abutt1
This kit looks like you're going to be able to build a wonderful model of this aircraft...but don't be fooled! Inaccurate illustrations in the directions. Parts don't fit. I've been building kits for 75 years. This one is one of the worst. It's not easy to throw out an expensive kit. But I have no other choice. This hobby is supposed to soothe nerves. This one makes you a screaming idiot!

 
"Thinner is not always better"
tvdavis1954
*I’m ¼ done. First at ¼ done I can tell it will be stunning when done. My problem is it isn’t a bad model it’s obvious this is not your standard Trumpeter model the plans and color plans are different then standard Trumpeter and the plastic is much thinner then all the 40 plus Trumpeter kits I have. The fit is just not as true as used to with other Trumpeter kits. This does not mean gaps and tons of putty. Since the plastic is thinner it is harder to get things lined up – cool, calm and collected – is the key. I think at $104 is a tad high I would feel OK with about $80.

 
"engineering flaw"
jonboy50
what a BIG beautiful model ! one design flaw is the wing. too much thin plastic that will warp. And, mine did. Now the wings are not even. Those outboard wings should have been engineered to to go on seperatly. Other than that issue, went together rather well.

Markings

  • One Waterslide Decal Sheets for 2 US Aircraft Versions
  • 1: Major Donald Campbell, 36th F.S., 8th F.G. (1944)
  • 2: "Itsy Bitsy II", Major George Lavin Jr., 54th F.S., 343rd F.G. (1945)
  • Airframe and Detail Colors (TESTORS MM): -Metal Black, Light Gray, Aluminum, Silver, Tire Black, Interior Green, Brown, Green, Red, Flat Black, Light Blue, Orange, Dark Blue-Green, Amber Yellow, Yellow, Clear Red, Blue-Green, White, Fuselage Color.