P 38 Lightnig Early versions

Lockheed P-38 Lightning Early Versions

BiG Yellow • 2017
AuthorsRobert Pęczkowski
IllustratorArtur Juszczak
Release date2017-05-15
SeriesBiG Yellow
Cat. No.BiG 09
CategoryAvailable CategoryDostępne
FormatA4, 96 pages (96 in colour)
Price94.00 PLN Price20.00 GBP

The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day. With its unusual twin-boom design, this was one of the most distinctive fighters of WW2, and saw action in all theatres of the war, being especially effective in the Pacific area.

This book describes the development of the early versions of this iconic warplane, with full technical details and many detail photos.

Profusely illustrated with photos, including a comprehensive walk-around section showing all aspects of the airframe, and diagrams from official manuals. Includes 1/72nd scale plans, and colour profiles showing many of the colourful schemes applied to the P-38 by its users.


Corrected credits:

Photos by David C. Copley

Page 76, middle and bottom photos;

Page 93, bottom;

Page 94, top and middle;

Page 111, top and middle;

Page 125, gun close-up

More David C. Copley photos of preserved P-38 you can find here. <link>

 Read about later P-38 version in the book: Lockheed P-38 J-L Lightning



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