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P-38 Lightning Models

Here are a few of the P-38 Lightning Models Available on Amazon.
If you'd like to see them all, check here.

Hot Wings P-38 Lightning with
Connectible Runway

P-38 Hot Wings

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This is one of our most popular items at the P‑38 Museum. It is now available on Amazon, too!

7.5 x 4 x 2.2 inches

6.4 ounces

Children's Die-Cast

Postage Stamp Model of "23 Skidoo"

23 Skidoo Model

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The P-38J 23 Skidoo is one of the few Lightings in flying condition. It was restored in July, 1988 with markings of WWII Capt. Perry Dahl's Lightning while he was fighting in the Pacific front. It is currently based out of the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California.


5 x 5 x 2 inches

Each Postage Stamp plane is made of die-cast metal with authentic detail markings. Attractively gift boxed with the story of each aircraft on the box. The display stand is included.

Revell 1:48 P38J Lightning
Revell 1:48 P38J Lightning

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As with most Revell kits, the price is lower because of the large volume of the model produced. Do not let this fool you. This is a great kit. You can build a P-38J/L, P-38M or a P-38J Drop Snoot (not the pathfinder version).

The kit comes with two "tree" rocket launchers, 2x drop tanks, 2x 500-pound bombs along with all the parts for all 3 versions.

Only 2 minor problems with this kit:
  1. The tail is very heavy and requires weight in the nose (or use the included stand on the tail).
  2. The propellers are both pitched for counterclockwise rotation - not accurate for the starboard engine.

It is the best late P-38 kit on the market, don't let the minor problems stop you. The weight is easy to fix, and there are aftermarket props. The kit still looks good with the included props.

Guillow's Lockheed P-38 Lightning Model Kit
Guillow 40' Wingspan P-38 Balsa model

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This P-38L Lightning Balsa Airplane Model Kit is a 1/16 scale representation of the P-38L.

The kit features die cut balsa parts, vacuum formed plastic parts (engine nacelles, gun turrets, dummy engines and wing fillets), formed wire main struts, decals, covering tissue and balsa strip stock.

It can be built for static display, .049 free flight (engines not included) or control line flying (U/Control) with twin .09 engines (not included).

This is a large and complex kit recommended for experienced modelers only. Wingspan measures 45.75 inches, and is recommended for ages 12 up. MADE IN USA.

Kit markings may not match markings in photos.

Glacier Girl Model
Glacier Girl Model

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Academy 1/48 P38F Glacier Girl

The Academy P-38 Lightning is one of the nicer renditions of the fork-tailed devil produced in 1/48 scale. It wasn't surprising that they'd reissue their kit with the appropriate parts to render the P-38F and in impressive decal sheet to meticulously replicate this beautifully restored aircraft.

Bear in mind that there never was a P-38 named 'Glacier Girl' in World War II as this was the nickname given the aircraft after is was found under the ice 60 years later. The decal sheet has THE most extensive set of maintenance stencils I've ever seen on a P-38 and should keep you busy for quite some time. The Glacier Girl also wears her FAA registration number NX17630 as a legal airworthy warbird and these are provided on the decal sheet as well.

The Academy P-38s are definitely nice kits that build up into beautiful models with a little care and skill. This decal set alone is worth having for any P-38 project as you won't find many model companies printing multicolored decals without multiple layers like this much any more.

Minicraft "Yippee" Model Kit

Yippee Minicraft Model

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This model includes two marking options, either "Yippee" (5,000th P-38 built) and 20th FG England

Decals are by Cartograf

Detailed Cockpit

Skill Level 2

1:48 Scale

True Details P-38 Lightning Cockpit Detail Set

Yippee Minicraft Details Kit

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Need Details for the "Yippee" Minicraft model above?

This set includes:

radio section
instrument panel
resin detail parts


Some of these kits include small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.