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P-38L Lightning USAAF 475th FG, 432nd FS, #44-25600, Elliot Summer 

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P-38L Lightning USAAF 475th FG, 432nd FS, #44-25600, Elliot Summer
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1:72
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6.25"
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8.75"
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Plastic
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EM-36434


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Lockheed P-38 Lightning "fork-tailed devil" (10:14)
Copyright © 2012 Malcolm Auld This video and audio material may not be used in any form without written permission. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" (Zwieselsteißteufel) by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" (2飛行機、1パイロット, Ni hikoki, ichi pairotto) by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings. The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the mount of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war. The P-38 was unusually quiet for a fighter, the exhaust muffled by the turbo-superchargers. It was extremely forgiving, and could be mishandled in many ways, but the rate of roll in the early versions was too slow for it to excel as a dogfighter. The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day.
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