This a fast, powerful and capable aircraft that performed well in a wide range of roles! The aircraft has twin booms with the engines mounted forward, and a single, central nacelle containing the pilot and armament.
The 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.
"I don’t need a P-47, P-52, or a F-4U. Just give me a P-38 Lightning and I’ll be happy"
Between 1942 and 1945, the thunder of P-38 Lightnings was heard around the world. U. S. Army pilots flew the P-38 over Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific; from the frozen Aleutian Islands to the sun-baked deserts of North Africa. Measured by success in combat, Lockheed engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and a team of designers created the most successful twin-engine fighter every flown by any nation. In the Pacific Theater, Lightning pilots downed more Japanese aircraft than pilots flying any other Army Air Forces warplane.
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