Users' questions

What did the Japanese call the P-38 Lightning?

What did the Japanese call the P-38 Lightning?

the fork-tailed devil
They once called the plane the fork-tailed devil, while the Japanese dubbed them, two planes, one pilot.

What was the range of the P-38 Lightning?

2,100 km
Lockheed P-38 Lightning/Range

How good is p38 Lightning?

The P-38 Lightning had a very busy time in both the European and Pacific theaters. It made over 130,000 sorties, with an overall loss of only 1.3%. Over 1,800 Japanese aircraft were destroyed by P-38 Lightnings, with over 100 aviators becoming aces in the sleek fighter.

What was the top speed of the P-38 Lightning?

713 km/h
Lockheed P-38 Lightning/Top speed

Are any Ford Trimotors still flying?

The three-engine aircraft was used worldwide for airline transportation, cargo, military service and just about anything else you can think of. Production of the Trimotor ran from 1926 to 1933, and today, very few are still in flying condition.

Did the P-38 carry bombs?

In addition to its devastating nose armament, the P-38 could carry up to 4,000 pounds of bombs—almost as much as the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

How much is a P-38 Lightning worth?

Each P-38 cost around $120-100,000, twice the price of most U.S. single-engine fighters. However, the P-38’s long range and heavy payload—up to 3,000 pounds of bombs and rockets—meant it could perform missions early-war single-engine types simply couldn’t.

Is the F-35B Lightning II a vertical landing aircraft?

The F-35 will replace AV-8B Harrier IIs in the Marine Corps inventory. Designed to operate from austere bases and a range of air-capable ships with its short takeoff/vertical landing capability, the F-35B can also takeoff and land conventionally from longer runways on major bases.

Where are the F-35B STOVL aircraft stationed?

STOVL aircraft are also stationed at the first operational F-35 base, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and are completing flight test at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The Italian Air Force will also operate the B-variant.

Why does the F-35 have low observable stealth?

The F-35’s low observable stealth allows it to safely enter areas without being seen by radars that 4th generation fighters cannot evade.