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A history of the Lightning fighter which served with distinction during World War II.

50 Years of C-47 Gunship conversions, Spooky man hunts from Vietnam to Colombia - By Hans Wiesman - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/50-years-of-c-47-gunship-conversions-spooky-man-hunts-from-vietnam-to-colombia-by-hans-wiesman.html

The first converted as "Gunships" flew in Dec. 1964 in Vietnam and their controversial start showed instantly tremendous successes in the close air support, often required in the Vietnamese

P-38- Head on view... or worse, perhaps a "behind your tail" view.....

The lightning was a lethal aircreft.Good looking and deadly.

The unmistakeable profile of the P-38 Lightning. My Blogs: Beautiful WarbirdsThe Test PilotsP-38 LightningNasa HistoryScience Fiction WorldFantasy Literature & Art

elvigueserrante: “ The Lockheed Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built byLockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the had distinctive twin.

Corsaire

The corsair was designed as a carrier based plane, but navy pilots could not land on carriers untill British pilots from the Fleet Air arm showed them how !

MOBILE, Ala. – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile hoists a rescue swimmer after receiving the signal from Luke Wiedeman as part of a search and rescue demonstration, Nov. 8, 2011. Crewmembers from ATC Mobile worked with the Mobile chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help Luke realize his dream of becoming a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.

– A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile hoists a rescue swimmer.

The Corsair wings were bent in order to make room for the larger engine.

The Corsair wings were bent in order to make room for the larger engine turning a longer prop

Lockheed P-38 Lightning, 1x20mm cannon/ 4x50 cal Browning M2 machine guns. Pilots said the guns were like a buzz saw. Right down the middle

Pilots said the guns were like a buzz saw. Right down the middle

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