The Lockheed P-38 Lightning: The Definitive Story of Lockheed's P-38 Fighter
Widewing Publications | 1991 | ISBN: 0962935905 | English | 140*2 Pages | PDF | 147,6 MB
Warren Bodie's book is a marvel of completeness, including photos of all series and one-offs, and favorably presents what was arguably the best all-around fighter of World War Two. All the subjective criticisms of the famous Lockheed twin-boom plane are clearly discussed in their proper historical context, with ample support from the main historical actors. The book also demonstrates that the P-38, as a good child of Clarence "Kelly" Johnson's genius, was several years ahead of its time both in its technology and in the capacity of air strategists and pilots to fully exploit the advances it had over current aviation designs, as well as to foresee its potential.