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Lockheed P-38 Lightning
     

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

by Jerry Scutts
 

Lightning! One of the best-named aircraft of WW2, the Lockheed P-38 was also one of the few fighters in production throughout hostilities. Immediately recognizable by its twin-boom tail layout, the P-38 Lightning was one of the mainstays of the USAAF's fighter inventory. Deployed in all theaters, Lightnings excelled in most, being one of the few American fighters

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Lightning! One of the best-named aircraft of WW2, the Lockheed P-38 was also one of the few fighters in production throughout hostilities. Immediately recognizable by its twin-boom tail layout, the P-38 Lightning was one of the mainstays of the USAAF's fighter inventory. Deployed in all theaters, Lightnings excelled in most, being one of the few American fighters armed with cannon. Subject to lengthy development throughout the war, the P-38 exemplified the technical peak reached by aeronautical engineers in the 1940s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861267702
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Crowood Aviation Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Scutts has spent many years in journalism including a stint with the UK Civil Aviation Authority.  As a full-time author since the 1980s he has written nearly sixty books dealing with aviation in WW2, Korea and Vietnam.  Jerry has also written on his secondary interest, naval history.

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