This is a 1/72 scale assembly and painting required plastic model kit of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a World War II era U.S. Army Air Force twin-engine fighter aircraft and one of the fastest piston-engine fighters ever produced. Originally developed by Lockheed in 1937, P-38s were used most extensively and successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations, where American pilots scored the largest number of aerial victories, records that are still standing today. Among the top American aces are the legendary Richard Bong who earned 40 aerial victories in a Lightning he called "Marge" and Thomas McGuire who scored 38 kills in a P-38 he named "Pudgy". This Revell Germany 1/72 scale assembly kit can be built to depict either a P-38L (the first Lightning fitted with zero-length rocket launchers) or a P-38M (a night fighter version known as the "Night Lightning") variant. Model kit features: Detailed cockpit with pilot figure. Nose segment with 4 MGs. 2 detailed engines. Separate hatches in engine nacelles reveal the engine. Movable propeller. M version with two seats and radar pod. 10 rockets on a launcher. 2 auxiliary tanks or bombs. Decals for one each USAAF L and M version. 101 parts.