Early model P-38 Lightning??
Is that thing powerful in any way?
+Randall Rader yes, though technically its the F-5B-1-LO reconnaissance variant, converted from former P-38 Lightnings. Not to be confused with the F-5 fighter jet however, obviously.
So it's a post WW2/Korean war variant . . .
Meh… Sorta. The F-4 & F-5 (Both share the P-38 airframe) were developed in 1941. Technically the f5b was purpose built from the factory, while f5c & f5d were conversions from former fighters.
It's interesting that there were 15 "F" designations in that era prior to F meaning fighter. F used to be for "foto" and was exclusively for photographic reconnaissance. The F-9 for example, being based on the B-17 platform.
Great history lesson. Thanks!
I'm learning as I go. Whenever I get an image from +Brent Burzycki I try to learn anything I can. I have to admit, some are quite challenging to even identify!
Hey what are you doing
The P-38, like the one in this picture is the same kind of plane that flew a mission that killed Yamamoto, the Japanese head of naval fleets that designed and executed the attack on Pearl Harbor. The plane was used mostly in the Pacific Theater, but was used some in Europe. It was a very deadly plane and could match most planes in the war. Used as a fighter-bomber. Great plane
Thanks for telling me that
Thanks ironically I was flying a 38 the other day on a full function simulator.
Really was it fun
Microsoft combat flight simulator 2 has F4U Corsair P38 Lightening A6M Zero and others you can fly from a home computer.
I use a commercial grade simulator in a hanger
If you want to fly at home I received good advice from pros on Saitek pedals and Saitek Throttle Stick.
A decomissioned P -38?
USMC F/A-18 flight simulator
+Jim Stoughton. F/ A- 18 simulator? Where? That is a Lockheed P- 38 lighting.
You did not answer my question do you like me
What is that
+Aziah Springer. Hello. It is a Lockheed P- 38 Lightning twin engine fighter/ bomber from WW2. One of the best aircraft ever made. It could easily outfly and out run the dreaded Japanese A 6M5 Zero fighter. One shot down Yamamoto' s plane near the end of the war.
Holy. Crap what
P-38 Lightening -BAD -FAST & VERY MANEUVERABLE, but keep the termites away
Yeah do you like me or something
Don't know who you are or who your talking to angle collins -if the comment was -directed to me!!??????
Sorry my bad
No problee -MOE, I'm easy have fun with whoever your playing with!
Okay that is fine with me hun
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