Lockheed P-38J Lightning - 1415

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Lockheed P-38J Lightning

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Forty detailed parts go to make this superb scale model which has a wing span of 8 1/2". First appearing in 1943, the P-38J was used mainly for escort duties, accompanying American heavy bombers on their missions over German targets. It was also used in the Pacific campaign and its success is emphasised by the fact that nearly 10,000 Lightnings were produced. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Lockheed P-38 J 'Lightning' from Lockheed P-38J Lightning.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Lockheed P-38J Lightning from Lockheed P-38 J 'Lightning'.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 2
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1958

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Charles Oates
Artist on Box Type 4: Ken McDonough

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 1415
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 1415
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 284
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 284
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 284
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 284
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 284
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 284
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 02004-8
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 02004-8
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 02004-8
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 02004-8
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 02004-8
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 02004-8
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 02004-8
2008 Edition Ref: A02088

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