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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.

Major Thomas McGuire of the 431st Fighter Squadron next to his Lockheed P-38J "Pudgy (V)"

He was the second highest scoring American ace of the war with 38 combat kills.

3Hƒ0® | #Dlikes | B-24 Bomber Planes - Nose Art | "A pilot in the Flying Tigers flew one called ToughTitty "

Consolidated Liberator Aircraft Pinner wrote:My Uncle, a pilot in the Flying Tigers flew one called "Tough Titty" ~ my great uncle was a Flying Tiger too PRT

Operation Vengeance, by Valery Petelin (a flight of P-38G Lightnings based on Guadalcanal chase Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty' over Bougainville Island, April 18, 1943)

Operation Vengeance by Valery Petelin (a flight of Lightnings based on Guadalcanal chase Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's Mitsubishi 'Betty' over Bougainville Island, April

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

Planes of Fame Air Show 2013 - Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning "Glacier Girl"; s/n 41-7630, N17630 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Planes of Fame Air Show 2013 - Lockheed Lightning "Glacier Girl"; s/n dug up from the bottom of a glacier

Lockheed P-38L Lightning, NX2114L / 44-27083 / 5781 (cn 422-8087). "Planes of Fame" airshow 2013 featuring an impressive number of 5 airworthy P-38 Lightning "forked tail devils", Chino (CNO) - USA, May 4, 2013.

Lockheed Lightning, / / 5781 (cn "Planes of Fame" airshow 2013 featuring an impressive number of 5 airworthy Lightning "forked tail devils", Chino (CNO) - USA, May

Great planes

Lightning, Mustang, Sabre & Strike Eagle (by Erik Hildebrandt)

On the taxiway coming in to roost.

Lightning "Glacier Girl" leading a selection of wonderful war birds - Nellis Air Force Base "Aviation Nation" Airshow

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Restored 'Glacier Girl', 'Ruff Stuff','Honey Bunny' & 'Thoughts of Midnight', Sacramento, California

P-40 (without teeth)

Thought I would put one big thread together on the Tomahawk. Was a busy time with Classic Fighters happening at pretty much the same time so never got round to it.

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