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P-38 Lightning at war

by Joe Christy

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lightning (Fighter planes),
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJoe Christy & Jeff Ethell.
    ContributionsEthell, Jeffrey L., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUG1242.F5 C45
    The Physical Object
    Pagination143 p., [2] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages143
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4572935M
    ISBN 100684157403
    LC Control Number77094120
    OCLC/WorldCa4512507

      The P Lightning shot down more Japanese aircraft than any other fighter plane. In April a P Lightning shot down the aircraft carrying Admiral Yamamoto, the man who had planned the Pearl Harbor Germans called the P Lightning ‘Gabelschwanz-Teufel’ (‘The Devil with the Cleft Tail’). The two leading American WW2 aces, Major Richard I. Bong and Major Thomas B. Books - War in the Air - Lockheed P Lightning P Lighting Aces of the Pacific and CBI, John Stanaway (Aircraft of the Aces 14). The P Lighting was the dominant USAAF fighter aircraft of the Pacific War, where despite its relatively small numbers was responsible for the destruction of over 1, Japanese aircraft.

    This particular book (No. 33 in the series), depicts the ubiquitous Lockheed P Lightning, and it’s dedicated to eight different Ps (three J's, four L's and one G model). The last illustration in the book, a plan view of PL, "Wicked Woman", is shown as plan only, no profiles or scrap views are provided. P Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO, John Stanaway Aircraft of the Aces Although it is best known for its exploits over the Pacific, the P Lightning also played an important role in North Africa and Italy and for a short period with the Eighth Air Force over Germany.

    LIGHTNING STRIKES—THE LOCKHEED P is a comprehensive history of one of the most successful and versatile aircraft of the Second World War. The book covers its design, production and technical details as well as its service in every USAAF combat theatre, with foreign air forces and as postwar civilian aircraft—supplemented by detailed. CHASED BY A P Visitors often ask how we acquire our aircraft: Here is a little history behind our P and how it found us. The first civilian owner, Kargl Aerial Survey Co. purchased this P in from the “War Assets Administrator” for $1, In , it sold to Aero Exploration Co. If one engine couldn’t do the job, why not two?


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Lockheed P Lightning, World War 2 Warbirds, Airplane Models, P Book Store The P lightning was built by Lockheed during World War 2. The P is 37' 10" long and has a wingspan of 52' 0".

The P lightning used two Allison V/29 engines each having hp giving the airplane hp total. The max speed of the p38 is mph.

P Lightning at War book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This classic title traces the history of the P-38 Lightning at war book from the earl /5(5). Text is minimal, the book being more a monograph. English and Polish languages are present.

The covers are glossy stiff card enclosing 16 pages of full color profile views of eight aircraft, in this case the Lockheed P Lightning of WWII fame/5(17).

Instead they relied on the P and P By the spring of all of the problems had been solved and the P finally fulfilled its promise as one of the best fighters of World War II. Production rose and nearly aircraft - half of the total production - were build in the last year of the war.

I have been fascinated by the P since I /5(21). Books shelved as plightning: Lockheed P Lightning Described by Roy Cross, Lockheed P & F-5 Lightning: in Italian Service, by Marco Ma.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations ; 30 cm: Responsibility: Joe Christy.

Date of Review: April Title: P Lightning at War Part II: Author: Andrezej Sadlo and Maciej Goralczyk: Publisher: Kagero: Published: ISBN: Due to the high rate of engine failures, Jimmy Doolittle, then commander of the 8th Air Force, decided to pull the P out of Europe.

After P Mustangs replaced the Lightning, the kill ratio went from 1 to However, other war theaters were clamoring for the P and this is. The Lockheed P Lightning was a twin-engine heavy fighter US long-range action, used during the Second World War by the RAF and the United States (AAC/AAF).

At his appearance, inwas a revolutionary aircraft, extremely innovative, thanks mainly to the fuselage double girder, the two engines with turbochargers Allison V inside the cross. But as you visit this website dedicated to the P‑38 Lockheed Lightning, I'm pretty sure you'll agree that we never would have won WWII without the help of this extraordinary aircraft.

Contrary to what some think, the P‑38 was not just a fighter, although it was the fighter of choice for many pilots, including the top American "Aces" of the war. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm.

The Lockheed P Lightning is a World War II–era American piston-engined fighter aircraft. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps. P Lightning.

K likes. The Lockheed P Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P had Followers: K. Japanese thoughts on the p According to Saburo Sakai, a Japanese ACE with 64 victories wrote, "The P first used in combat against the Zeros appeared to lack any distinctive features other than speed at great altitudes and very high diving speed.

P, also called Lightning, fighter and fighter-bomber employed by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. A large and powerful aircraft, it served as a bomber escort, a tactical bomber, and a photo-reconnaissance platform. The P Lightning, built by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, was the only U.S.

pursuit aircraft to remain in. Lockheed P Lightning USAF War at a Distance. Duringmany fighter squadrons in the Pacific were equipped with the then-current version of the P, the PE.

Across the course of the war, 27 squadrons in the Pacific were equipped with the P, which proved to. The pilot in a new American fighter, the P Lightning, peeled down from the skies over Iceland on August14, True to its name, the P was akin to a force of nature: fast, unforeseen, and immensely powerful.

The aircraft’s target, was a German Focke-Wulf Fw Condor patrol bomber. Its crew had never encountered anything quite like. The Lockheed P Lightning was an American fighter used during World War sing an iconic design that placed the engines in twin booms and the cockpit in a central nacelle, the P saw use all theaters of the conflict and was feared by German and Japanese pilots.

The P Lightning had a very busy time in both the European and Pacific theaters. It made oversorties, with an overall loss of only %.

Over 1, Japanese aircraft were destroyed by P Lightnings, with over aviators becoming aces in the sleek fighter.

P Lightning At War, not specifically dated but probably from the mid's, BCE, by Joe Christy. Illustrated, historical biography of the P fighter plane of World War II. Hardcover with dust jacket, pages, published by Charles Scribner's Sons.

The Book Well detailed, large fold-outs by the Illustrator, Rikyu Watanabe, and brief but interesting text by Jeffrey Ethell about the P Lightning. The Author Jeffrey Ethell (–), who learned to fly before he could drive a car, was an American aviation author and pilot who wrote extensively on aviation and military matters.

He held. Buy a cheap copy of P Lightning in World War II Color book by Jeffrey L. Ethell. A collection of contemporary photos that shows the colorful nose art and markings of P Lightnings in World War II, the s Thompson Trophy races, and postwar Free shipping over $/5(1).The twin-engine, twinboom Lockheed P Lightning was designed to meet a requirement for a high-altitude interceptor.

Lightning was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, night fighting, photoreconnaissance missions.