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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

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{detailed description}No. 3 in the Osprey "Production Line to Frontline" series:
The 'Cadillac' of USAAF fighters in World War 2, the Lightning was a highly innovative design produced by Lockheed of Burbank, California, in response to a challenging requirement for a long range, high speed and high altitude fighter to escort the AAF's rapidly expanding B-17 and B-24 heavy bomber fleets. To meet the criterion laid down in the requirement, the company adopted a revolutionary twin boom layout and supercharged Allison engines.
The latter initially proved troublesome, but the gremlins were eventually sorted out and the type went on to see much action in Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Pacific and the CBI. Using the best Lockheed official and private archival black and white photographs available, combined with period colour advertisements, a double-page cutaway drawing and scale plans, this volume reveals all facets of the Lightning's construction and frontline use.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Michael O'Leary
published by Osprey 1999 1st edn. 144pp profusely illustrated, appendices 18x25 paperback
{condition}slightly edge-worn otherwise very good
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