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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Author: Michael O'Leary
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Aviation, 1999.
Series: Production line to frontline, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 'Cadillac' of USAAF fighters in World War 2, the Lighting was a highly innovative design produced by Lockheed of Burbank, California. In response to a challenging requirement for a long range, high speed and high altitude fighter to escort the AAF's rapidly expanding B-17 and B-24 heavy bomber fleets. To meet the criterion laid down in the requirement, the company adopted a revolutionary twin boom layout and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Leary
ISBN: 185532749X 9781855327498
OCLC Number: 42137746
Description: 144 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Prototype --
Testing and Compressibility --
Britain's Unwanted Bundle --
Into Production --
XP-49 --
Chain Lightning --
'Piggy-Back' --
'Fork-Tailed Devil' --
Milo and Yippee --
Photo Fighters --
Ace of Aces --
Riders of the Storm --
Frontline --
Appendices.
Series Title: Production line to frontline, 3.
Responsibility: Michael O'Leary.

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The innovative P-38 was produced in response to the need for a long range and high altitude fighter to escort the B-17 bomber fleet. A history of the plane from design to frontline use, this book  Read more...

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