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1/48 Lockheed® P-38®H Lightning®
(White Box)

Item No: 25199

Length: 240mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Lightning Strikes Again!
The twin engine P-38 Lightning offered an imposing blend of speed, range and firepower, and would be developed through a number of variants to meet emerging threats. The P-38H first appeared in the skies from the middle of 1943, and availed itself of more powerful engines and tweaked landing gear struts among various updates. It was mainly deployed in the Pacific.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Fuselage length: 240mm, wingspan: 330mm. The distinctive form of the aircraft is accurately captured, complete with details specific to H variant aircraft. Integrated spar and nose landing gear components give the model exemplary sturdiness, and ensure correct wing angle. A detailed cockpit includes dedicated H variant instrumentation. Select open or closed canopy. The nose of the model features recreations of muzzle brake-less 20mm cannons, and 12.7mm machine guns with blast tubes. Metal effect decals are included to add an extra layer of realism to landing gear strut cylinders. Decals are included to recreate the markings for the "White 162" plane of 432nd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group. Comes with a seated pilot figure and weights to ensure correct balance when the model is on display.


The imposing form with twin booms stretching toward the rear of the aircraft and flanking the central cockpit, is captured in style.

This model's canopy rear section is frameless. Moving into the cockpit, H-specific instrumentation and radio add to the detailed finish.

Turbochargers have a highly authentic look, with separate parts used to depict the coolant pipe often added by units in the Pacific.

Nose weaponry is depicted with accuracy. Inspect the muzzle brake-less 20mm cannons (1) and 12.7mm machine guns with blast tubes (2).

Dedicated parts designs capture the reinforced nose landing gear and details on the cover insides which are specific to H variants.

This image shows the main landing gear, which was also reinforced on the P-38H. The bay also features air filter detail.

The air intakes for the aircraft's turbochargers were also enlarged for the P-38H, and are of course depicted in the model.

Two each of 150-gallon and 300-gallon drop tanks are included in the kit. Identification lamps are recreated by clear parts.

The seated pilot figure was created using the latest scanning techniques, ensuring a realistic finish that will add to your model.

Ready to apply the finish? Tamiya has you covered with this comprehensive leaflet in the kit that gives decal and painting instructions.

A wide range of decals is in the box, recreating various markings and stencils large and small. Masking stickers are for use on the canopy.

This image shows the integrated spar and nose landing gear bay, which is at the core of the model. Weights help it to keep balance.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/48 Lockheed® P-38®H Lightning®

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-1 Black LP-2 White LP-3 Flat black
LP-4 Flat white LP-5 Semi gloss black LP-11 Silver
LP-38 Flat aluminum LP-52 Clear red LP-53 Clear orange
LP-61 Metallic gray LP-62 Titanium gold LP-65 Rubber black
LP-66 Flat flesh LP-73 Khaki LP-75 Buff

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-1 Black X-2 White X-10 Gun metal
X-11 Chrome silver X-18 Semi gloss black X-25 Clear green
X-26 Clear orange X-27 Clear red X-31 Titanium gold
XF-1 Flat black XF-2 Flat white XF-3 Flat yellow
XF-4 Yellow green XF-5 Flat green XF-7 Flat red
XF-8 Flat blue XF-10 Flat brown XF-15 Flat flesh
XF-16 Flat aluminum XF-25 Light sea grey XF-49 Khaki
XF-56 Metallic grey XF-57 Buff XF-60 Dark yellow
XF-64 Red brown XF-85 Rubber black ---

Useful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74127 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.6mm (Shank Dia. 1/0mm)
Item 74132 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.8mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
Item 74134 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.0mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
Item 74141 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.2mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)

Make the details stand out!
Item 87131 Panel Line Accent Color (Black)
Item 87132 Panel Line Accent Color (Brown)
Item 87140 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Brown)
Item 87199 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Gray)

Information is current as of August 5, 2020. Specifications are subject to change without notice.