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StG2_Schlachter
06-25-2006, 05:23 PM
A few years ago I saw a strange model of a P-38 in a Revell catalogue. It had a glass nose and there was an additional crewmember inside. Was this some kind of recon plane? Anyone any info on that plane or was it pure fantasy?

Daiichidoku
06-25-2006, 05:28 PM
http://p-38online.com/index.html

StG2_Schlachter
06-25-2006, 05:41 PM
Thanks for the link, but looks like i posted prematurely. I found the plane i was searching for.

The plane in question was a P-38 "Droop Snoot".

http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Visitors/P-38_43-28483_droop_snoot_type_435th_fg.jpg

HitchHikerHSDWG
06-25-2006, 06:41 PM
Years ago I had a P-38 Droop Snoot but this was in the late 80s early 90s. I do think Revell made that model. I never finished it either by the way!

Treetop64
06-25-2006, 07:44 PM
Not only were there recce versions of the P-38 built, but there were also a number of P-38Js and Ls converted to "pathfinder" level bombers. They carried a second crewman in the nose, and were equipped with a bombsight.

These pathfinders led formations of regular P-38s carrying bombs, and when the pathfinder released his bombs, the rest followed suit.