The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legendary DXP: A Fantasy Deck Building Game
Bottom of the 9th (2017)
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Ticket to Ride
Levee en Masse
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Baseball Highlights 2045
Race for the Galaxy
Final Fantasy
Borderlands
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Fallout 3
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Civilization
Guitar Hero
Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Civilization IV
Diablo II
Diablo III
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Shadow of the Colossus
Age of Mythology
Fallout (1997)
Deus Ex
The Red Star
Ancient Domains of Mystery
EarthBound
Conflict: Desert Storm
Samorost 2
Panzer General
Mega Man
Men of Valor
Portal 2
1830: Railroads & Robber Barons
GRID
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Squad Battles: Spanish Civil War
Squad Battles: Dien Bien Phu
Squad Battles: Red Victory
Minecraft
Hive (iOS)
Path of Exile
Squad Battles Modern War
Backyard Baseball
Dragon Age II
Realm of the Mad God
The Wizard of Tallyron
Spec Ops: The Line
Information
Primary Name
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Alternate Names
Lockheed P-38F Lightning
Lockheed P-38J Lightning
Category
Vehicle / Mount
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 11701
Description Edit | History

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings.

The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the mount of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories) and Thomas McGuire (38 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war. The P-38 was unusually quiet for a fighter, the exhaust muffled by the turbo-superchargers. It was extremely forgiving, and could be mishandled in many ways, but the rate of roll was too slow for it to excel as a dogfighter. The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to Victory over Japan Day.

Source: Wikipedia, "Lockheed P-38 Lightning", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

As Described In

Aces Over Europe: The P-38 was less successful in Europe than in the Pacific theater. Its opponents over France were much more formidable than Zeros. Thus, the P-38 pilots were assigned ground support missions and it excelled at this role.

Aces of the Pacific: The P-38F was the first AAF fighter that outclassed the Zero. While not as maneuverable as the Japanese planes below 20,000 ft., it could outclimb and outdive them. The P-38J introduced a dive flap which eliminated the problem of compressibility on the P-38. The J was also slightly faster than earlier models.

Character Versions
Pg. 1 of 2 » 2
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Aces of the Pacific
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Aces Over Europe
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Stunt Island
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Tour of Duty: P-38 Lightning
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
European Air War
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th!
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38F Lightning
Lockheed P-38F Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
1942, The Pacific Air War Scenario
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38F Lightning
Lockheed P-38F Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38F Lightning
Lockheed P-38F Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Secret Weapons over Normandy
View
Corrections
Link Image
Lockheed P-38J Lightning
Lockheed P-38J Lightning
Categories
Vehicle / Mount
Appears in
Air Warrior II
View
Corrections
Link Image
More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Linked Items Relationship: Appears In
Sort: Genre: Theme: Mode: Media:
Pg. 1 of 2 » 2
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1995-00-00
Rank 1432
Num Ratings 19
Average Rating 7.84
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 26
Prev. Owned 10
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 9
Release Date 1992-00-00
Rank 2486
Num Ratings 8
Average Rating 7.94
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 23
Prev. Owned 5
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 4
Release Date 1993-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 7.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 4
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 1
Release Date 1997-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 3
Average Rating 6.50
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 25
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 5
Comments 4
Release Date 2000-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 9.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 11
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 0
Comments 1
Release Date 1998-10-31
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 9.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 4
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1999-00-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 7.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 10
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Release Date 1998-00-00
Rank 4429
Num Ratings 6
Average Rating 6.81
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 20
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 2
Release Date 2000-10-13
Rank 5400
Num Ratings 10
Average Rating 5.80
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 24
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 4
Release Date 2003-11-18
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.