P38 Lightning in Action  9780897478496

P38 Lightning in Action

Product code 9780897478496

€ 21.06

Series In Action 10222

Publisher/Brand Squadron

Author David Doyle

Format a4L

No. Pages 80

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory US Prop Aircraft

Availability only 1 remaining

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Thursday 2 November 2017.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
B26 Marauder in Action (UPDATED REISSUE) B26 Marauder in Action (UPDATED REISSUE)SquadronIn Action 1210€ 21.06
B52G/H Stratofortress in Action (Reissue) B52G/H Stratofortress in Action (Reissue)SquadronIn Action 1207€ 21.97
DH98 Mosquito in Action DH98 Mosquito in ActionSquadronIn Action 10250€ 21.06
F-105 Thunderchief In Action (REISSUE) F-105 Thunderchief In Action (REISSUE)SquadronIn Action 10241€ 21.06
F/A – 18 Hornet and Super Hornet in Action F/A – 18 Hornet and Super Hornet in ActionExpectedSquadronIn Action 10266€ 21.06
F111 Aardvark in Action F111 Aardvark in ActionSquadronIn Action 10265€ 21.06
Focke-Wulf FW189 in action Focke-Wulf FW189 in actionSquadronIn Action 1142€ 11.47
P40 Warhawk in Action P40 Warhawk in ActionSquadronIn Action 1205€ 15.55
SB2U Vindicator SB2U VindicatorSquadronIn Action 1122€ 13.72
Sepecat Jaguar in action Sepecat Jaguar in actionSquadronIn Action 1197€ 11.47
Product description

Acclaimed author David Doyle traces the development and combat history of the twin-engine, twin-boom, Lockheed P-38 Lightning from the first flight of the XP-38 in January1939 through a succession of models, ending with the electronic-laden, two-seat P-38M. Created on the drawing boards of two of America's most notable aircraft designers - Hall Hibbard and Clarence 'Kelly' Johnson - the P-38 Lightning was the only U.S. pursuit plane to remain in continuous production throughout WWII. In the Southwestern Pacific, the P-38 served as the U.S.Army Air Force's primary long-range fighter prior to the arrival of the P-51D Mustang. Top American air aces and Medal-of-Honor winners Richard Bong and Thomas McGuire both flew Lightnings, and it was a P-38 that brought down Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's plane in April 1943. The Lightning saw service in Europe too, and it was after flying a P-38 to assess the progress of the Normandy Invasion in 1944, that U.S. Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle referred to the Lightning as 'the sweetest-flying plane in the sky'. Illustrated with more than 150 period photographs, a third of them rare original color photos, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com