Lockheed P-38 Lightning

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P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-38H Lightning - 1.jpg
P-38H o the AAF Tactical Center, Orlando Airmy Air Base, Florida, carryin twa 1,000 lb bombs during capability tests in Mairch 1944[1]
Role Hivy fechter
Naitional oreegin Unitit States
Manufacturer Lockheed
Designer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson
First flicht 27 Januar 1939
Introduction Julie 1941[2]
Retired 1965 Honduran Air Force[3]
Primar uisers United States Army Air Forces
Free French Air Force
Produced 1941–45
Nummer biggit 10,037[4]
Unit cost
US$97,147 in 1944[5]
(equivalent to $1,321,677 in 2019[6])
Developit intae Lockheed XP-49
Lockheed XP-58

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning wis a Warld War II American propeller-driven fechter aircraft.

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Citations[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bodie 1991, pp. 200–201.
  2. http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/129014/lightning-strikes-1st-pursuit-group.aspx
  3. "Honduran Air Force." aeroflight.co.uk. Retrieved: 10 October 2010.
  4. Donald 1997, p. 581.
  5. "Army Air Forces Statistical Digest – World War II. Table 82—Average Cost of Airplanes Authorized, by principal model: Fiscal Years 1939–1945". maxwell.af.mil. Retrieved: 7 February 2009.
  6. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2 Januar 2017.

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Donald, David, ed. "Lockheed P-38 Lightning." The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Etobicoke, Ontario, Canadae: Prospero Beuks, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.