The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings. The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the mount of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38 victories). (From Wikipedia) Taken at the Planes Of Fame Fly-In in Valle, Arizona.
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danyy (0) 2011-07-05 6:59
joli plan du ventre de cet avion. Un temp de pose qui donne de la vie aux hélices. Un cadrage serré efficace.
serp2000 (45312) 2011-07-05 9:50
This is very interesting note to me. Good historical information about this legendary plane. The photo is great! Fine details, good exposure.
jemaflor (101285) 2011-07-05 10:55
Well framed from a good pov, good light capture, nice sharpness, well managed.
Sonata11 (33971) 2011-07-05 20:29
You doing an amazing job with those all plains. Great management of light and colors, super sharpness and an excellent POV. Fantastic job.
All the best,
anokutan (15097) 2011-07-06 2:25
Well framed from a good pov, good light capture, nice sharpness.Regards.
ikeharel (76107) 2011-07-06 3:02
Unique structure's to this airmachine, Eleu. Actually I know of 4 more looking alike: The French "Nord", the English "Mosquito", the Israeli "Arava" and there was a small "Cessna".
Excelent take as always,
corjan3 (2109) 2011-07-06 3:39
Excellent capture of this old warbird. Great POV and excellent quality showing good movement of the props. Well done.
fritzi007 (11860) 2011-07-18 10:35
Wirklich interessant und gut fotografiert, gratuliere!
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