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ex-OGMA: Aviões da FAP - Lockheed P-38

ex-OGMA: Aviões da FAP - Lockheed P-38

Lockheed P-38L Lightning, NX2114L / 44-27083 / 5781 (cn 422-8087). "Planes of Fame" airshow 2013 featuring an impressive number of 5 airworthy P-38 Lightning "forked tail devils", Chino (CNO) - USA, May 4, 2013.

Lockheed Lightning, / / 5781 (cn "Planes of Fame" airshow 2013 featuring an impressive number of 5 airworthy Lightning "forked tail devils", Chino (CNO) - USA, May

Twenty-year old 1st Lt. William Fowkes of Port Charlotte, Fla. stands beside his favorite airplane in all the world, “Billy’s Filly,” a P-38-L fighter he flew on 37 combat missions in the South Pacific during World War II. Photo provided by William Fowkes.

Twenty-year old Lt. William Fowkes of Port Charlotte, Fla. stands beside his favorite airplane in all the world, “Billy’s Filly,” a fighter he flew on 37 combat missions in the South Pacific during World War II. Photo provided by William Fowkes

Col. Bill Harris, 94 years old, is a WWII ace with fifteen aerial kills of Japanese aircraft, and flew the mission that shot down and killed Japanese Admiral Yamamoto. This Lockheed P-38 Lightning is painted exactly like the one he flew in the Pacific.

Bill Harris, 94 years old, is a WWII ace with fifteen aerial kills of Japanese aircraft, and flew the mission that shot down and killed Japanese Admiral Yamamoto. This Lockheed Lightning is painted exactly like the one he flew in the Pacific.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning was the Army's fastest and most heavily armed fighter. The concentration of firepower in the Lightning's nose was so effective that a one-second burst could destroy an enemy plane. In the Pacific Theater, Lightning pilots downed more Japanese aircraft than pilots flying any other Allied airplane.

Lockheed Lightning was the Army's fastest and most heavily armed fighter.

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