P-38L Lightning - American Fighter Bomber

The P-38 Lighting, nicknamed the “Fork-Tailed Devil” by the Germans, was developed from 1941-1945 as an American piston-engined fighter aircraft. The Lightning is most famous for the air battles over the Pacific. An estimated 10,038 P-38 Lightnings were produced during WWII, with at least 4,000 being the P-38L model. The twin-boom design was a major change from most military-minded aircraft in the skies at the time, making the Lightning very unique.

The P-38L Lightning was the most produced variant and entered service in June 1944. This was just in time to support the Allied invasion of France on D-Day. The “L” variant was the first Lightning fitted with zero-length rocket launchers. Later models were delivered unpainted as per USAAF policy established in 1944. In addition, there was a major modification to the cockpit heating system, where the pilot could now plug his heat-suit wire for improved comfort.


Crew: 1
Powerplant: 2 x Allison V-1710-111/113 V-12 piston engine
Maximum speed: 414 mph
Cruise speed: 275 mph
Range: 1,300 mi
Armament: 1 x Hispano M2(C) 20 mm cannon with 150 rounds; 4 x M2 Browning machine gun 0.50 in machine guns with 500 rpg; 4 x M10 three-tube 4.5 in rocket launchers

The P-38L Lightning kit comes with the following features:

Authentically built to Putt Putt Maru likeness
Custom-printed pilot designed by Lando
Custom-printed elements
Retractable landing gear
Drop tanks included
Full-color vinyl sticker sheet
1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
Designed by Cody Osell
Includes 904 genuine new-condition LEGO® elements
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

P-38L Lightning - American Fighter Bomber