Locheed P-38 Lightning Documentary | World war 2 aircraft | Planes of fame

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II-era American piston-engined fighter aircraft. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Allied propaganda claimed it had been nicknamed the fork-tailed devil (German: der Gabelschwanz-Teufel) by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" (2飛行機、1パイロット Ni hikōki, ippairotto) by the Japanese. The P-38 was used for interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers and evacuation 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 aircraft of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories), Thomas McGuire (38 victories) and Charles H. MacDonald (27 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, since the exhaust was 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 low for it to excel as a dogfighter. The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in high-volume production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day. At the end of the war, orders for 1,887 more were cancelled. Creative common license: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2wiZ5DaTRo ALL VIDEOS ARE USED WITH COPYRIGHT OWNERS PERMISSION or WITH CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you are copyright owner and FIND ANY MISTAKE IN YOUR CREDIT, please message me here: https://www.youtube.com/user/sfranche/about I will fix it. My intention when doing this video is not to steal nobody's work but share and compile the best ones. If your video is here and you don't want it just email me and I'll remove it: frankiehmchannel@gmail.com If you have videos, that you want to be featured, please submit your video here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLlJO0N9mRCWyqlVUphS42yOzPCjvMhbYTeySChfprUhV83w/viewform
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