P-38 Lightning

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    The Lockheed P-38 Lightning entered service in 1941, it was a twin-engined heavy fighter with a long range which proved very effective in the Pacific Theatre.

    The Lightning's design was unusual with twin tail-booms and a separate pod for the pilot, a feature found on very few aircraft at the time such as the Fokker G.I and the Fw-189, but the concept lived on in several British jet fighters of the 50s.

    The Lightning was armed with 4 x 12.7mm machine guns, and 1 x 20mm cannon clustered in the nose, was also adapted for ground-attack with rockets and bombs being carried under the wings.
     
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    P-38J of the 27th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 55th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 67th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 71st Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 79th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 80th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 82nd Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 95th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 97th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 338th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 384th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 401st Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 428th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 429th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 431st Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 432nd Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 434th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38J of the 436th Fighter Squadron USAAF 1944.

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    P-38L of the Cuban Air Force 1947.

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    P-38L of the Honduran Air Force 1948.

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    P-38L of 4 Stormo Italian Air Force 1946.

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    F-5G of the French Air Force 1945.

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    F-5G of the French Air Force 1945.

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    F-5G of the Taiwan (Chinese Nationalist) Air Force 1946.

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    I like the olive drab paint also Bernhart. Good work Clave.
     
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