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Lockheed Lightning

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings. The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the mount of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war. Source: Info: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Ki-48 Profiles: American Aircraft Of World War II Published by Chancellor Press Ltd. Fighters of the United States Air Force Published by Temple Press/Aerospace. Wings Palette http://wp.scn.ru/en/

Lockheed Lightning
Roelf, May 22, 2011
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