Lockheed P-38 Lightning  by Walter Colvin

3d fine art render of a P-38 Lighting. Flying over an atol somewere in the South Pacific during world war ll.

This scene is not historically accurate, it is just an artist representation.


Made with bryce 3d some post work in photoshop.

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, this unique 5 aircraft was used in a number of different roles including dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing, photo reconnaissance missions,6 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). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war. The P-38 was probably the quietest fighter in history, the exhaust merely whispering out of the turbo exits. It was extremely forgiving, and could be mishandled in many ways, but the rate of roll was too slow for it to excel as a dogfighter. 9 The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in active production throughout the duration of American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aircraft model by Anders Lejczak, anders.lejczak@colacola.se


  • canonman99
    canonman99over 5 years ago

    Just really well done,great rendering

  • Thank very much, your comment are appreciated.

    – Walter Colvin

  • David  Humphrey
    David Humphreyover 5 years ago

    Awesome work my friend. I love how framed this image.

  • Thank you very much David.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 5 years ago

    just awesome!

  • Thank Rita, your comments are very much appreciated.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work once again Walter.

  • Thank you Steven.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you Scott, your comments are appreciated.

    – Walter Colvin

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Walter. Awesome!!

  • Thank you John

    – Walter Colvin

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 5 years ago

    Great image Walter . . .

  • Thank you Hugh.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 5 years ago

    This is perfect Walt,
    Into faves.
    The RAF wanted to buy 667 of these planes but there was a ban on exporting of superchargers to Europe at this stage of the war, (pre Pearl Harbor). The Allison unsupercharged engine version provided was too sluggish so further deliveries were suspended.
    cheers Neil

  • Thank you Neil an thank you for the information. I know They put the merlin engine in the P-51

    – Walter Colvin

  • Terry Best
    Terry Bestover 5 years ago

    Great render Walter!

  • Thank you Terry.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 5 years ago

    Incredible work Walter!! :)

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

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