|The Lockheed P38 Lightning|
Monday, September 17, 2012
WWII Aircraft of the Day - The Lockheed P38 Lightning
The Lockheed P38 Lightning
United States of America
The Lockheed P38 Lightning was a long range bomber escort. It was known to the Germans and the Japanese as the Fork Tailed Devil.
The Lockheed P38 Lightning was unusually quiet for a fighter, the exhaust was muffled by its turbo super-chargers.
This twin-tailed fighter had served with both the United States of America Air Forces and the Royal Air Force, and also The Free French Air Force. It had played a big part in the fighting in North Africa, North West Europe and the Pacific. It was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout the American involvement in WWII, from Pearl Harbor to the Victory Over Japan Day.