This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.
Adapted from the manufacturer:
The P-38 Lightning is set to make a triumphant entry into the Tamiya 1/48 Aircraft Series! Exhaustive studies of actual P-38 aircraft enabled this precise recreation of the twin boom aircraft in detailed 1/48 scale. Choose whether to assemble as a P-38F or P-38G. Weights are included to give the model proper balance. The kit comes with a figure, two marking options, and a color painting guide.
You can choose open or closed canopy, with the P-38F's opening sideways and that of the P-38G rearwards. Masking stickers are included for the paint job. The tailplane and engine turbochargers feature superb detail, as well as the busy cockpit area.
Be sure to grab this one for your collection!