Aircraft, Airport, Aircraft Specification

Lockheed P 38 Lightning Flying Bulls Flying at Le Bourget 2013

Lockheed P 38 Lightning Flying Bulls Flying at Le Bourget 2013
Posted by
Uploaded: Jul 10, 2015
Video Credit: Tamás Unyatyinszki

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning nicknamed Forked-Tailed Devil is a World War II heavy fighter aircraft from the United States designed by Clarence “Kelly” Johnson and manufactured by Lockheed. The P-38 was able to fly a steady course at 413 mph (665 km/h) making it the fastest production airplane in the world and it remained one of the fastest climbers right up to the end of WW II. The P-38 was used for interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual path finding.The maiden flight was on the 27th of January 1939, going into service in 1941. Primary users were the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and Free French Air Force.There were approx. 10,037 P-38 lightning produced from 1941 up to 1945. The last P-38 Lightning retired from its service in 1965 to the Honduran Air Force. Cost per unit in 1944 was approx. 97,147 USD.

CategoryMilitary
TagsAircraft

Leave a comment:

Connect with:

NOTIFY ME OF NEW COMMENTS TO THIS POST
By commenting, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Fast Aviation Data
  • Navigation
  • Discover your world of Aviation We are Inspired
    • Prepare your flight on time with the use of the Preflight Planning Airport Directory “Prepare to stay ahead“ Jack Straw
    • See the forgotten planes inside the Aircraft Information System “Let’s not forget“ Erwin Schluch
    • Manage your travel time by using the Airport Time and Distance Calculator “Find extra time to enjoy life“ Ken Johnson
    • Create your own private aircraft album by adding your favorite plane to the Aircraft Information System “Build on your aviation hobby“ Abbigail Stone
    • Estimate your fuel trip cost using the Airport Time, Distance and Fuel Calculator “Every cents counts“ Kiko Grant
    • Know your planes with the Aircraft Information System “What’s that plane flying above“ Liza Davied
    • Save yourself time searching for airport contacts. The Preflight Planning Airport Directory covers 8,448 worldwide airports “Time = Money = Success“ Tony Dikanovech
    • Go direct to your aircraft ground handler with the Preflight Planning Airport Directory “Eliminate third party expenses“ Teresa Suave
    • Collect and store all your aircraft images on the Aircraft Information System “Stay in tune with your dreams“ Timothy Donohue
    • Revise your flying time with the Aircraft Time & Distance Calculator “Not knowing can be expensive“ Lenny Chavez