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2 edition of Famous aircraft: the P-38 Lightning. found in the catalog.

Famous aircraft: the P-38 Lightning.

Gene Gurney

Famous aircraft: the P-38 Lightning.

by Gene Gurney

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Published by Arco in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lightning (Fighter planes)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesP-38 Lightning.
    SeriesFamous aircraft series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL686.L6 G8
    The Physical Object
    Pagination60 p.
    Number of Pages60
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5693616M
    LC Control Number70076218

    The P Lightning was created in response to a specification from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Among a number of other requirements, the specification called for an interceptor aircraft with a speed not less than mph at 20, ft. Development of the P‑ In the Army Air Corps (AAC) put out the bid to the aircraft industry to submit their ideas/designs for a new aircraft. It must be a pursuit warbird capable of interception and attack at high altitude. The specs called for a top speed of with a climb rate of six minutes from ground to 20, ft.

    - Explore lind's board "p lightning" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Lockheed p 38 lightning, Lightning and Military aircraft pins. Those in the west near the Lockheed factory, considered themselves extremely fortunate to have access to the famous P‑38 "Lightning." Some few of these pilots were able, because of seniority and luck, to ferry the Lockheed P‑38 and Northrop P‑61 Black Widow.

    Famous aircraft: the B Liberator by Steve Birdsall: Famous aircraft: the F-4 Phantom II, (Famous aircraft series) by G. G O'Rourke: Famous aircraft: the Messerschmitt Bf. by James F. Craig: Famous aircraft: the P Lightning by Gene Gurney: Famous aircraft: the P Kittyhawk by Ernest R. McDowell: The Lockheed Constellation by Terry Morgan. The afternoon shadow of his P Lightning raced across French hedgerows and fields as the pilot sought to identify the other two aircraft. He wanted them to be Focke-Wulf Fws, falling nicely into the crosshairs of his nose-mounted 20mm cannon and fourcaliber machine guns.


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Famous aircraft: the P-38 Lightning by Gene Gurney Download PDF EPUB FB2

I was supprised that it listed performance data that is higher than all the general reference books. its a small book (57 pgs.) and old by my standards, but well written and interesting.

it doesnt paint a picture of the 38 being a laim aircraft the way many books of its era do. its /5(2). Famous aircraft: the P Lightning (Famous aircraft series) [Gurney, Gene] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Famous aircraft: the P Lightning (Famous aircraft series)/5(2). The P Lightning: Famous Aircraft Series [gurney, gene] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The P Lightning: Famous Aircraft Series/5(2). The Lockheed P Lightning Paperback – July 1, by Warren M. Bodie (Author) out of 5 stars 21 ratings/5(21). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Famous Airplanes of The World No Lockheed P Lightning Military Book at the best online.

Although it has come to be known as the "Red Bull" P‑38, technically it is part of the Flying Bulls Aircraft Museum. Now located in Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria, this is the same P that was previously owned by Lefty Gardner, which was painted in the "White Lightnin'" color scheme.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gurney, Gene. Famous aircraft: the P Lightning. New York, Arco [] (OCoLC) Document Type. Books shelved as plightning: Lockheed P Lightning Described by Roy Cross, Lockheed P & F-5 Lightning: in Italian Service, by Marco Ma. Famous Aircraft Series The Famous Aircraft Series series was launched by Len Morgan, an acclaimed pilot and aviation writer of the s, who later invited other authors to contribute titles.

Rather than concentrating on the technical details, these booklets were intended to give the reader an impression of what it was like to fly each aircraft. Lockheed P Lightning, World War 2 Warbirds, Airplane Models, P Book Store The P lightning was built by Lockheed during World War 2.

The P is 37' 10" long and has a wingspan of 52' 0". The P lightning used two Allison V/29 engines each having hp giving the airplane hp total.

The max speed of the p38 is mph. of results for Books: "p lightning" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Eligible for Free Shipping. P Lightning Aces –43 (Aircraft of the Aces) by John Stanaway and Chris Davey | out of 5 stars Paperback.

The author begins with the initial development of the P and walks through the different models of the aircraft through the PM and the XP Chain Lightning. As usual for these titles, the book is loaded with great B&W photographs, many of which I haven't seen in print previously.

Possibly the best book on the development of the P is "The Lockheed P Lightning: The Definitive Story of Lockheed's P Fighter" by Warren M. Bodie. I have it in my library and it is very comprehensive with great pics and some in color. The P was a hard-hitting machine equipped with four nose-mounted machine-guns and a cannon.

It was also fast. Not long after the first test flight in Januaryit entered the record books with the fastest transcontinental flight across the United States, which was completed in.

As our parents, grandparents and friends who were "hands on" with the P Lightning are continuing to leave us, keeping this website available as a tribute to them is vital. This aircraft was an important part of their lives and their history, and to carry on this legacy, we need funding.

If you know me, you know that one of my all-time favorite aircraft is the P Lightning. Flown by America's top two scoring aces and used in the famous mission to get Yamamoto (also a good book) the Fork-tailed Devil has always been high on my list and I have built numerous kits over the years.

The PJ/L Lightning is the latest addition to the Modelmania series of publications offered by this Poland-based company. For those not familiar with the company, AJ-Press Publishing House was established in with their focal point being to provide books for the enthusiasts of.

The brothers were quite well off and the P was a famous and revered aircraft they were determined to fly, but it was not to be. The aircraft had been under restoration for a year and a half.

On its test flight, while nursing some problems with engine one, engine two quit and the aircraft was forced to land. The author picks up the story from Volume 1 with a look at the P in combat.

There are lots of photos, color and B&W from WW2 showing the pilots and their aircraft. Lockheed P Lightning (Warbird History) by Steve Pace, Anthony W.

"Tony" LeVier Paperback: pages Motorbooks International; ISBN: ; (November) Out of Print - Try Used Books. P Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI (Aircraft of the Aces, No 14) by John Stanaway Paperback - 96 pages Osprey Pub Co; ISBN:.

The pilot in a new American fighter, the P Lightning, peeled down from the skies over Iceland on August14, True to its name, the P was akin to a force of nature: fast, unforeseen, and immensely powerful.

The aircraft’s target, was a German Focke-Wulf Fw Condor patrol bomber.Famous Aircraft 38 P 38 for Sale. The Lightening P Famous Book WW2 Military Aircraft Paperback Paperback Aircraft Military The Famous Book Lightening WW2 P ; The P Lightening Famous Aircraft Military WW2 Paperback Book $; View Details.

P - LIGHTNING THE FAMOUS AIRCRAFT LT - GUERNEY, SERIES GENE COL USAF USAF.P Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI The P Lightning is undoubtedly one of the most famous aircraft of WWII. In nearly every region of the Pacific, dozens of pilots became 'aces' in this twin engine fighter, including America's highest scoring aces of the war.