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1/72 P-38J Droop Snoot "Bomba-Dear"
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ITEM NO: DRA 5030
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195850300
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 12/18/2006
ARRIVED ON: 1/19/2007
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Barcode: 0 89195 85030 0
Packaging: 24 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 7.5"x13"x1.8"

1/72 P-38J Droop Snoot "Bomba-Dear"

This Droop Snoot kit from Dragon has received new designed parts, which include a nose formed from transparent plastic. Interestingly, the propeller blades for the left and right booms are created from different molds since the propellers were not identical. Markings are provided to portray a P-38J Droop Snoot nicknamed “Bomba-Dear”.

Main Features:
- Newly tooled Transparent nose peculiar to Droop Snoot New tooling
- New left and right propeller blades created from different molds
- Fuselage and booms engraved with fine panel lines
- Undercarriage fully detailed
- Clear canopy and cabin with crisp details
- Photo-etched parts to upgrade details
- Cartograf decals offer accurate markings

About the P-38J:
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a fast twin-boom fighter introduced to the USAAF on 8 June 1941. The definitive P-38J appeared a couple of years later in August 1943, with some 2,970 P-38J aircraft eventually being manufactured in America. The Droop Snoot was employed as a bomber formation leader to improve bombing accuracy - the Lightning was stripped of armaments, and the nose replaced with Plexiglas. The bombardier could then sit in the nose with his Norden sight, and release his bomb load for the bomber formation to emulate. With a top speed of 667km/h, the Lightning was fast.