1/48 P-38M Lightning .50 cal Brownings and 20mm cannon tips

Product # AM-48-115

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Oct 20 2016



This latest release from Master features .50 cal Brownings and a 20mm cannon tips with flash hiders (5pcs) machined out of brass.  These barrels and cannon tip can be used on the P-38M Lightning in 1/48 scale.


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The quality of the machining has to be seen to be appreciated........these are amazingly detailed and of the highest quality.  This set includes 5 turned brass barrels. It is very simple to use on your model, and makes it extremely realistic. Simply cut off the original plastic barrel and drill a hole in the remaining parts and insert the metal barrel using Cyanoacrylate adhesives.

These barrel tips will be a vast improvement in detail over the plastic kit parts.  The detail on these barrels is exceptional. 

Other P-38 MASTER sets:

  • AM-48-114 - P-38 Lightning - early armament - .50 cal Brownings with drilled cooling jackets & early and late 20mm cannon tips

  • AM-48-023 - P-38 Lightning - late armament -.50 cal Brownings with covered cooling jackets & late 20mm cannon tips

You can purchase these and other fine detail items directly from the Master website.   

I would like to thank Master for providing me with this product sample.  Visit their website for more finely crafted detail items in a variety of scales. 

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford