"Fork-tailed Devil" to the Germans - the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, my favorite fighter from World War II. America's highest scoring ace, Richard Ira Bong, flew his '38 to 40 kills.

"Fork-tailed Devil" to the Germans - the Lockheed Lightning, my favorite fighter from World War II. America's highest scoring ace, Richard Ira Bong, flew his to 40 kills. Yeager was pretty good in this plane also.

View of a P-38G Lightning cockpit. Note the yoke, rather than the more-usual stick.

Close-up view of a Lightning aircraft cockpit, date unknown; note the yoke rather than stick control Source United States Government Added By C.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Wikipedia

USAAF pilots Thomas McGuire and Charles Lindbergh after returning from a combat mission, at Biak Island off New Guinea, circa Jul note Lightning aircraft, possibly McGuire's, in background

American Lockheed P-38 Lightning participating in the Normandy campaign showing the D-Day invasion stripes.

History Of The P-38 Lightning

Lockheed Lightning photo-reconnaissance aircraft over the English countryside. bearing the bold black & white invasion stripes of the Normandy Campaign (USAF)

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Lockheed of the USAAF Tactical Center, Orlando, Florida, carrying lb bombs during capability tests (March (the Lightning was used in both dive bombing & level bombing roles) (USAF)

P-38... what my G-pa flew in the Pacific during WWII

♂ Aircraft olive plane Lightning *Upped by Tburg*

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WWII era fighter aircraft - Lockheed Lightning: "Fork-Tailed Devil" the Germans were very fearful of this American fighter described as screaming death

Lockheed P-38 Lightning was the Army's fastest and most heavily armed fighter. The concentration of firepower in the Lightning's nose was so effective that a one-second burst could destroy an enemy plane. In the Pacific Theater, Lightning pilots downed more Japanese aircraft than pilots flying any other Allied airplane.

This page details the development and operational history of the Lockheed Lightning Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft (United States) including technical specifications and pictures.

P-38 Lightning Cockpit  I got one thing in this cockpit! :P The red "Remove before flight" pin as a keychain for my backpack haha

Lightning Cockpit I got one thing in this cockpit! :P The red "Remove before flight" pin as a keychain for my backpack haha

p38lightning: The P-38 M “Night Lightning”. This angle shows not only the radar operator crammed in the back, but also the radar pod up front. The airframe was essentially unchanged in other regards. This version of the P-38 did not see actual combat operations, but was deployed late in the war.

The M “Night Lightning”. This angle shows not only the radar operator crammed in the back, but also the radar pod up front. The airframe was essentially unchanged in other regards. This version of the did not see actual combat operations,.

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