Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Fighter

Lockheed P-38J  Lightning NX138AM / 162 422-4318 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a twin-engined single-seat fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation. Reconaissance variants of the P-38 were designated F-4 & F-5 Lightning.
Crew1
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelAllison V-1710-113
Engine Power (each)1100 kW1475 hp
Speed667 km/h360 kts
  414 mph
Service Ceiling13.411 m44.000 ft
Range1.771 km956 NM
1.100 mi.
Empty Weight5.806 kg12.800 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight9.798 kg21.600 lbs
Wing Span15,85 m52 ft 0 in
Wing Area30,4 m²327 ft²
Length11,53 m37 ft 10 in
Height3,91 m12 ft 10 in
First Flight27.01.1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production10037
ICAO CodeP38
FAA TCDSLTC-10
Data for (Version)Lockheed P-38L Lightning
VariantsP-38, P-38D, P-322, P-38E, P-38F, P-38G, P-38H, P-38J, P-39K, P-38L, P-38M, F-4 (P-38E), F-5A (P-38G), F-5B (P-38J)

[Photo-ID: 6318] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Lockheed F-5G (P-38L) Lightning, , N718, c/n 422-8187,© Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
F-5G (P-38L) Lightning
Reg.: N718
c/n: 422-8187
 
flyable, ex USAAF 44-27183, ex Honduras AF FAH-504
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 3443] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2010Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 3444] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2010Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 3445] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2010Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 7332] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2013Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7333] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2013Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7463] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2013Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 12994] © Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12995] © Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12996] © Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, Flying Bulls, N25Y, c/n 422-8509,© Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
Flying Bulls
Reg.: N25Y
c/n: 422-8509
 
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12310] © Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-53087, c/n 422-8342,© Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-53087
c/n: 422-8342
 
ex N3800L, ex N1107V
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 12311] © Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-53087, c/n 422-8342,© Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-53087
c/n: 422-8342
 
ex N3800L, ex N1107V
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 12445] © Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-53097, c/n 422-8352,© Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-53097
c/n: 422-8352
 
ex NL3JB, ex Honduras AF FAH503, former P-38M two seat Night Fighter
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]
[Photo-ID: 5477] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Lockheed P-38L Lightning, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-53232, c/n 422-8487,© Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
P-38L Lightning
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-53232
c/n: 422-8487
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 6123] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Lockheed P-38J Lightning, , NX138AM, c/n 422-4318,© Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
P-38J Lightning
Reg.: NX138AM
c/n: 422-4318
 
23 Skidoo, ex USAAF 44-23314, flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6122] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Lockheed P-38J Lightning, , NX138AM, c/n 422-4318,© Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
P-38J Lightning
Reg.: NX138AM
c/n: 422-4318
 
23 Skidoo, ex USAAF 44-23314, flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10297] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Lockheed P-38J Lightning, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-67762, c/n 422-2273,© Karsten Palt, 2014Lockheed
P-38J Lightning
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-67762
c/n: 422-2273
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10298] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Lockheed P-38J Lightning, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-67762, c/n 422-2273,© Karsten Palt, 2014Lockheed
P-38J Lightning
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-67762
c/n: 422-2273
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]