Aviation

The Great P-38

The theme of the Planes of Fame Airshow was “Lightning Strikes” celebrating the magnificent P-38 Lightning, or otherwise known as the Fork Tailed Devil. Over 10,000 of these planes were made and today only 7 remain flight worthy, 5 of those were at the Airshow. The Luftwaffe referred to the plane as the fork-tailed devil but the Japanese had another name for it, two planes, one pilot. The plane was used in a number of different roles including dive bombing, ground attack, night fighter, photo reconnaissance, and long range escort when equipped with drop tanks.

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In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, AF-S 24-70 f/2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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