Pull Back The Yoke
P-38 Lightning Print
The P-38 Lightning's unique design and fierce dog-fighting abilities earned it the nickname "fork-tailed devil" by the Germans.
Designed and built by Lockheed the P-38 was originally intended to be a bomber-interceptor. But it quickly became an infamous fighter in part due to the four .50 caliber machine guns and the 20 mm cannon.
Being able to fly at over 400 mph made the P-38 the fastest fighter plane when it was introduced in 1940. This speed gave it an advantage over the Japanese Zero and led to the P-38 shooting down more Zero's than any other fighter.
Celebrate this incredible fighter plane with our vintage airplane spotter print.