Jump to content

Welcome to Large Scale Modeller: The home of the large scale military model builder. 

Sign in to follow this  
RalphSarc

P38J Lockheed Lightning

Recommended Posts

I'll throw my hat into the ring and build a P38J Lockheed Lightning clothed in a full suit of D-Day stripes!

10963455-306E-498F-8F75-638D56F2E826_zps

 

invasion-stripes_zps9884ed20.jpg

 

A little-known role of the P-38 in the European theater was that of fighter-bomber during the invasion of Normandy and the Allied advance across France into Germany. Assigned to the IX Tactical Air Command, the 370th Fighter Group and its P-38s initially flew missions from England, dive-bombing radar installations, enemy armor, troop concentrations, and flak towers.[62] The 370th's group commander Howard F. Nichols and a squadron of his P-38 Lightnings attacked Field Marshal Günther von Kluge's headquarters in July 1944; Nichols himself skipped a 500 lb (227 kg) bomb through the front door.[63] The 370th later operated from Cardonville France, flying ground attack missions against gun emplacements, troops, supply dumps and tanks near Saint-Lô in July and in the Falaise-Argentan area in August 1944.[62] The 370th participated in ground attack missions across Europe until February 1945 when the unit changed over to the P-51 Mustang.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought about doing a tank or some sort of armor and since there is lots of time I may expand my horizons!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought about doing a tank or some sort of armor and since there is lots of time I may expand my horizons!

 

For sure thats a great idea!! and if you love weathering, an armor is an paradise.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice one Ralph. You might want to consider building this in the new Group build: Beaches to Berlin!

 

Godspeed!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and if you wane do it in silver, it's maybe a good reason to try the Bare-Metal Foil  B) sure looks great with the invasion stripes!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and if you wane do it in silver, it's maybe a good reason to try the Bare-Metal Foil  B) sure looks great with the invasion stripes!

 

I might orders some Bare-Metal Foil just to experiment with to get a feel for it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll follow your progress with interest. I have the Trumpeter P-38, one you also don't see too often!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love to see what you do with this Ralph. The P-38 is my all time favorite aircraft. I plan to do one myself, someday........ :unsure:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love to see what you do with this Ralph. The P-38 is my all time favorite aircraft. I plan to do one myself, someday........ :unsure:

 Mine too. I'm looking forward to building it. I will order seat-belts, remove before flight streamers, photo-etching instruments for the cockpit and decals when the time comes. So it should look really cool once finished!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...