Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Walter Colvin

Showlow, United States

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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.

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

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