28" P38 Fork Tail Devil

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28 inch P38 Forked Tail Devil (kit only)

$ 27.50

28 inch P38 Forked Tail Devil kit w/ twin GWS Brushed Combo

$ 60.00

28 inch P38 Forked Tail Devil kit w/ twin 9g Brushless Combo

$ 115.00

The kit includes everything you need to build the airframe. Detailed instructions are provided on a CD included with the kit. To complete the model as shown, you will need

-a receiver
-two 5g micro-servos
-motors and appropriate speed controller(s)
-paint, glue etc.

We offer two motor combos for this kit - the standard GWS IPS drives with 3x2 props, or our new 9g brushless motors.


Historical Information

The P38 was the brain-child of Kelly Johnson, the legendary head of the "Skunk Works" in Burbank, California. Although the initial test flights of the aircraft were not promising, once the kinks had been ironed out the aircraft became a jack of all trades. The aircraft served in all theatres of the war, but gained particular notoriety in the Pacific where it laid waste to Japanese fighters and ships. Two engines came in handy for long missions over the ocean - and since all the weapons were in the nose, on the centerline of the plane, it was an extremely effective and deadly gunnery platform. Famous P38 aces Richard "Dick" Bong and Thomas "Tommy" McGuire reached 40 and 39 kills each in combat with the Japanese.