P-38 Lightning

P-38 at NMUSAF

P-38 Lightning

P-38 Bibliography

The P-38 Interceptor” Aviation April 1941 Includes a 3-view and sketches of the main and nose gear
Kollsman Precision Aircraft Instruments ad, with a photo of a YP-38 in flight Aviation May 1941
J.R. Sreenan “Lightning Line Brews Triple Trouble for Axis” Aviation September 1943 a very detailed wartime photographic look at Lockheed’s P-38 assembly line
P-38 Team” Lockheed Vega Service ad, showing a closeup of a Lightning main gear Flying January 1944 back cover
Lockheed Lightning (P-38/J): A Review of the Unorthodox Single-Seat Twin-Engine American Fighter” Flight June 22, 1944. Includes a large cutaway diagram.
Lightning Test Flight” Flying April 1945 includes many small cockpit photos
David Dalles “Guadalcanal Lightning” Scale Modeler April 1973 Building the 1/72 Airfix P-38F; includes color profiles of a 14th FG P-38F, 347th FG P-38J, and a 1st FG P-38H
Ken Liotta “Twin Dragons Lightning” Scale Modeler September 1983 Building the 1/72 scale Revell P-38L kit.
David Bauer “Race for Number One: The Combat Career of Thomas McGuire, Jr.Air Classics July 1988 p.14-18, 68-69 8 photos.
Photo (color): P-38 under restoration by Fighter Rebuilders at Chino Air Classics July 1988 p.57
Photo: remains of P-38L 44-26761 FlyPast October 1998 p.38
Workbench Reviews: Trumpeter’s 1/32 scale Lightning” FineScale Modeler July 2004 p.68, 70
Preview of the Eduard P-38J cockpit detail set for the Academy kit Skymodel 8/06 p.53
P-38 moves to Minnesota” Aeroplane September 2004 p.6 1 photo P-38L (originally an F-5G) 44-27231 / N9123 – this aircraft flew in the 1946 Bendix Race.
Warbirds International May/June 2012 p.65: photo of P-38L 44-27183/N517PA with modified nose; p.66: photo of P-38L 44-53087/N1107V with survey nose
Review of Dragon’s 1/72 P-38 Pathfinder kit Skymodel 15/08 p.62
Photo: P-38L 44-27205 with photo mapping nose, and in an all-red paint scheme Warbirds International April/May 2013 p.63
Warren E. Thompson “Cadillac of the Corps” Development of the P-38M. FlyPast August 2016

Lockheed L-131 – An unbuilt single-engined Lightning derivative