P-38M Combat History

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  1. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    Anyone have any stats on the Combat history of the P-38M during WW2? Like planes shot down, pilots flying them etc. I saw a site once about it but I cant find it...

    Thanks 8)
     
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    It shot down 19 planes, that's all I know. :lol:
     
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    Yes, but I want detail! :D
     
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    I never seen any actual combat records of the P-38M. Every source I have just mentions that it was deployed to the Philippines shortly before the end of the war.
     
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    and those kills were all by day weren't they??
     
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    Do you know how many P-38M reached front-line squadrons before VJ?

    Max
     
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    I think it was about 80.
     
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    Nice site! 8)
     
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    Great read. :D
     
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    Good stuff, and great pictures in the article too.
     
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    Yeah the pictures are great. Didnt have a couple of em so I had em for meself ;)
     
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    and what a cosey rear cockpit.......
     
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    Yeah, that was a problem.

    Ive now decided the most kick-ass P-38 derivative was the XP-58 :D
     
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    And that was....?
     
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    HOLY COW - THE ALL TIME TWIN ENGINE HEAVYWEIGHT, WHAT A BEAST! :shock:
     

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    Oh YEAH! Ah ah ah (Tim Allen tool time grunt there).
     
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    Hit the nail on the head! :lol: The XP-58 is almost obscene! Look at that thing, could you imagine going 450 mph in that?!? :shock:
     
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