Lockheed P-38 Lightning Early Versions

Robert Pęczkowski

Date Published :
July 2017
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Artur Juszczak
Series :
Yellow Series
Illustration :
30+ Color profiles, B&W photos, Color photos, Scale Plans
No associated books available.


The P-38 was the only American fighter aircraft in production throughout American involvement in the war, from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day. With its unusual twin-boom design, this was one of the most distinctive fighters of WW2, and saw action in all theaters of the war, being especially effective in the Pacific.

This book describes the development of the early versions of this iconic warplane, with full technical details and many detail photos.

Profusely illustrated with photos, including a comprehensive walk-around section showing all aspects of the airframe, and diagrams from official manuals. Includes 1/72nd scale plans, and color profiles showing many of the colorful schemes applied to the P-38 by its users.


"In all, this makes for one of the most comprehensive looks at the early P-38 as you'll find anywhere. It is a book that enthusiasts and modelers alike need to have in their library and one that I can highly recommend."

- Modeling Madness

“Highly recommended to both modelers and aviation enthusiasts.”

- AMPS Indianapolis

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