~ WW2 Era Lockheed P38 Lightning Fighter Plane Ashtray Model ~
A nice Second World War era model of a Lockheed P38 Lightening Fighter plane.
The model is made of aircraft aluminium or duralumin, mounted on a straight arm leading to an ashtray base.
It is quite likely that this model was made from leftovers at the factory (the factory where the actual plane were built) and sold as a souvenir or by ground crew using scrap from crashed WW2 aircraft.
This aircraft is quite an unusual subject matter.
~ Dimensions ~
The plane has a span of 21cm (8 ¼ inches).
With base it stands at 20cm (8 inches) and weighs 448g.
~ Condition ~
The piece has surface wear throughout but no damages.
~ Lockheed P-38 Lightning ~
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was an American single seated, piston-engined fighter aircraft that was used during World War II. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament.
Along with its use as a general fighter, the P-38 was utilized in various aerial combat roles including as a highly effective fighter-bomber, a night fighter, and as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks.
The P-38 was also used as a bomber-pathfinder, guiding streams of medium and heavy bombers; or even other P-38s, equipped with bombs, to their targets.
Used in the aerial reconnaissance role, the P-38 accounted for 90 percent of the aerial film captured over Europe.