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Lockheed P-38 Lightning a.k.a. “Fork-Tailed Devil”
Lockheed P-38 Lightning a.k.a. “Fork-Tailed Devil”
Lockheed P-38 Lightning a.k.a. “Fork-Tailed Devil”
Lockheed P-38 Lightning a.k.a. “Fork-Tailed Devil”
Lockheed P-38 Lightning a.k.a. “Fork-Tailed Devil”

Lockheed P-38 Lightning a.k.a. “Fork-Tailed Devil”

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• Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
• 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

This shirt is so soft that it makes history feel better.

  • Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
  • 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
  • Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is an American piston-engined fighter aircraft introduced during World War II. Its first flight was in January 1939. It was the preferred fighter jet before it was retired in 1949 in the U.S.

During the war, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a feared flying machine. The Germans nicknamed it the “Fork-Tailed Devil,” while the Japanese called it “two planes, one pilot.” It was a highly-effective fighter-bomber plane with the capacity to carry 2,000 to 3,200 lb bombs.

The Fork-Tailed Devil plane was also an effective fighter jet. Pilots would fly in high altitudes with clouds covering them for stealth. Once the target is on sight, they would nosedive really fast with their weapons engaged. By the time the target realizes the P-38’s position to retaliate, it would’ve been shot down.

The P-38 Lightning was piloted by top pilots such as Major Richard Bong, Major Thomas McGuire, and Colonel Charles H. MacDonald. Altogether, these top aces were able to secure 105 victories flying the P-38 Lightning.

Here’s an hour’s worth of documentary video detailing the heroics of the P-38 Lightning in WW2. Don’t have time for that? Here’s a 3-min video, if you’re in a rush.

Launched on: March 13, 2020