Lightnings of ETO/MTO (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces S. No. 19)

Lightnings of ETO/MTO (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces S. No. 19)

By: John Stanaway (author)Paperback

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Built by Lockheed to meet a USAAC requirement for a long-range, high-performance escort for the B-17 bomber, the P-38 Lightning made its combat debut in Europe in 1942. Its service in several combat theatres earned it the nickname "der gabelschwanzer teufal", or "the fork-tailed devil". Some 17 pilots scored seven or more kills in the P-38, with the top scorers, William J. Sloan and Michael Brezas, scoring 12 kills each. This volume presents archival photographs of Lightnings, scale drawings and interviews with several leading Lightning aces.

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About Author

John Stanaway has written two best-selling volumes in the Aces series both covering the exploits of the greatest Pacific fighter of them all, the P-38 Lightning. He is also an official historian of the National P-38 Pilots' Association.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/06/1998
  • ISBN13: 9781855326989
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781855326989
  • weight: 329
  • ISBN10: 1855326981

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