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                       Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Lockheed P-38 Lightning byl jednomístný dvoumotorový stíhací a stíhací-bombardovací letoun, který byl považován za jeden z nejlepších spojeneckých bojových strojů během 2. světové války. Byl nasazován v bojích v Evropě i Tichém oceánu. Němci stroj přezdívali dvouocasý ďábel.

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II–era American piston-engined fighter aircraft. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament.

RoleHeavy fighter
National originUnited States
ManufacturerLockheed Corporation
DesignerClarence “Kelly” Johnson
First flight27 January 1939
IntroductionJuly 1941
Retired1949 (United States Air Force)
1965 (Honduran Air Force)
Primary usersUnited States Army Air Forces
Free French Air Force
Number built10,037
Unit cost
US$97,147 in 1944
Developed intoLockheed XP-49
Lockheed XP-58


Reconnaissance variant converted from the P-38J and P-38L, 705 converted.


With 1600 hp engines, 3923 built which included 113 built at Vultee, later conversions to pathfinders and F-5G.


General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m) (11.53 m)
  • Wingspan: 52 ft 0 in (15.85 m) (15.85 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 10 in (3.91 m) (3.91 m)
  • Wing area: 327.5 ft² (30.43 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 23016 / NACA 4412
  • Empty weight: 12,800 lb (5,800 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 17,500 lb  (7,940 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 21,600 lb (9,798 kg)
  • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0268
  • Drag area: 8.78 ft² (0.82 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 8.26
  • Powerplant: 2 × Allison V-1710-111/113 V-12 piston engine, 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) WEP at 60 inHg, 3,000 rpm each


  • Maximum speed: 414 mph (666 km/h ) on Military Power: 1,425 hp at 54 inHg, 3,000 rpm at 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Cruise speed: 275 mph (443 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 105 mph (169 km/h) (170 km/h)
  • Range: 1,300 mi (2,100 km) combat (1,770 mi/3,640 km)
  • Service ceiling: 44,000 ft (13,000 m) (13,400 m)
  • Rate of climb: 4,750 ft/min (24.1 m/s) maximum
  • Wing loading: 53.4 lb/ft²(260.9 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.16 hp/lb (0.27 kW/kg)
  • Lift-to-drag ratio: 13.5

The squadron was activated as the 27th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron at Peterson Field, Colorado in February 1943 and equipped with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings and two reconnaissance models of the Lightning, the F-4 and the F-5.It was one of the original squadrons of the 6th Photographic Group. The squadron trained with the 6th Group until September 1943, when the 6th moved overseas to the Southwest Pacific Theater. The 27th moved overseas in November, but to England, where it was attached to the 7th Photographic Group.

United States Air Force
Founded1 August 1907
(112 years)

18 September 1947
(71 years, 11 months)
(as independent service)
Country United States of America
TypeAir and space force
RoleAir, space, and cyberspace warfare
Size321,444 active duty airmen
141,880 civilians
69,200 reserve airmen
105,700 air national guard airmen
5,047 manned aircraft
406 ICBMs
170 satellites
Seal of the Department of the Air Force
USAF “Hap” Arnold Symbol
Aircraft flown
AttackA-10, AC-130, MQ-9
BomberB-1B, B-2, B-52H
E-2 , E-3, E-4, E-8, EA-18 ,  EC-130 , E-767
FighterF-14 , F-15C, F-15E, F-16, F/A-18 , F-22, F-35A
HelicopterHH-60, UH-1N
ReconnaissanceMC-12, RC-135, RQ-4, RQ-170, U-2, U-28
TrainerT-1, T-6, T-38, T-41, T-51, T-53, TG-16
TransportC-5M, C-12, C-17, C-21, C-32, C-37, C-130, C-40, CV-22, VC-25
TankerKC-10, KC-135, KC-46


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