"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.

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)

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

♂ Aircraft olive plane Lightning *Upped by Tburg*

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, 1939 wem

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)

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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 ~ BFD

“ eyestothe-skies: “ Lockheed Lightning ” My dad’s favorite ”

Lockheed P-38J formation in ETO, World War Two

June Lockheed Lightning fighter planes cross the English countryside on their way to France on D-Day. Note The invasion stripes, unique to that operation for easy identification of Allied aircraft on that busy day.

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

Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Wikipedia

Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Wikipedia

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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