VQ Models P-38 Lightning (Silver) 82.6in Wingspan ARF

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The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American propeller driven fighter aircraft. Developed to an United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive. lt twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" (der Gabelschwanz-Teufel) by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers, and evacuation missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings.

The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the aircraft of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories), Thomas McGuire (38 victories) and Charles H. MacDonald (36 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war.

The P-38 was unusually quiet for a fighter, the exhaust muffled by the turbo-superchargers. It was extremely forgiving, and could be mishandled in many ways, but the rate of roll in the early versions was too slow for it to excel as a dogfighter. The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day. At the end of the war, orders for 1,887 were cancelled.


  • All Balsa and light-ply construction
  • Fully covered with weathered detailing
  • Fibreglass cowling
  • Pre-installed painted pilot
  • Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed
  • Three-piece wing with Aluminium wing joiner
  • Three-piece fuselage with left fuselage and right fuselage made of Balsa and main fuselage of Fibreglass
  • Turbo superchargers: ABS vacuumed
  • Ailerons and fowler flaps ready. All mechanism for flaps already installed at the factory.
  • Fixed undercarriage (Electric retracts sold separately - VQARE18S)


  • Assembly instructions with stage-by-stage illustrations - [ Download ]
  • Tail wheel assembly
  • Fibreglass cowling
  • Painted pilot
  • Wheels and gear door
  • Engine mounts
  • Fuel tank
  • Aluminium wing joiner
  • Decals and all hardware

Required Hardware (Not supplied)

  • Transmitter, Motor, Propeller, Servos, Battery, Extension Leads, Glue, Tools and Silicone Fuel Line (For GP)

Recommended Hardware


Wingspan:82.6in (2100mm)
Fuselage Length:57.4in (1460mm)
Weight (Ready to fly):6.5 - 7.2kg
Engine:.46 - 52 (2 stroke) / .62 - 70 (4 stroke) (x2)
Electric Motor:2 x Electrospeed Boost 50 Power Pack
Battery:2 x Lipo 14.8V, 4500mAh

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 March, 2014.

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