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P38J USAAF 383FS 1 by WS-Clave P38J USAAF 383FS 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 383rd Fighter Squadron USAAF circa 1944.
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