P-38 Lockheed Lightning. Public Domain ClipArt Stock Photos and Images. January 27, 1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
Barely visible beneath the wings of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning are the deadly bombs with which this multi-purpose plane can blast enemy troops, ships and gun emplacements. At the Army Air Forces Tactical Center in Orlando, Fla., the P-38 demonstrated its ability to carry bomb pay loads up to 2,000 pounds.
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" (der Gabelschwanz-Teufel) by the Luftwaffe
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