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P-38J USAAF 79FS 1 by WS-Clave P-38J USAAF 79FS 1 by WS-Clave
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning entered service in 1941, it was a twin-engined heavy fighter with a long range which proved very effective in the Pacific Theatre.

The Lightning's design was unusual with twin tail-booms and a separate pod for the pilot, a feature found on very few aircraft at the time such as the Fokker G.I and the Fw-189, but the concept lived on in several British jet fighters of the 50s.

The Lightning was armed with 4 x 12.7mm machine guns, and 1 x 20mm cannon clustered in the nose, was also adapted for ground-attack with rockets and bombs being carried under the wings.

This example is a P-38J of the 79th Fighter Squadron USAAF circa 1944.
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
How are these done? Excellent work done of an excellent plane.
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
I use Adobe Illustrator - and thank you! :)
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Thanks for the info and thanks for sharing your talent. :handshake:
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
:)

Oh, you might like this too: [link]
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lakodar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Wonderful P-38
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lakodar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Wonderful P-38
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
:D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional
sweet
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huxley75 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
And here I was thinking I'd alternate and get the Axis fighters calendar for next year...maybe not!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
:D
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