Lockheed Assembly Plant
Check out these very detailed,
of the Lockheed plant in Burbank. You should be able to find
just about any part in it's assembly stage. Amazing.
Here are a couple more:
When demand and
production was at its height, the final assembly had to be moved outside to
accommodate all the P‑38s being
produced for the war effort. (Photo on right.)
The left photo shows two days of
P‑38 production at the Lockheed "Skunk
To see the "triple
lines" (which Lockheed was told couldn't be done),
Now, here's something you don't want to see coming after
you ...a squadron of
Any landing you
walk (or swim) away from is a good one...
A P‑38 flying with one prop feathered, putting the kibosh on
those rumors that it can't be flown on one engine. Ha!
is a beautiful and classic shot of the 38. We liked
it so much, we've put it on some of our Gift
sure how, but this one made it back safely after a
strike on Iwo Jima. Its left engine is out and its
right wing has a big ole hole in it and is in
Here's a picture to break your heart. After
the war, hundreds of P‑38s were dumped in an
aircraft graveyard. Little did they know how
sorely we'd miss them.
Up Close and
A close view of that famous P‑38
fire power. How'd you like to see THAT in
your rear-view mirror?!
17, 1944, this colorful P‑38J‑20‑LO, celebrated the
5,000th P‑38 built. Get yourself
our exclusive "Yippee"
P‑38 which was displayed at the P‑38 National
Association Museum in Riverside CA. It's now named "Ruff
Stuff" and is in Minnesota.
It is our hope to one day have complete details for this
cross section. In the meantime,
here's the graphic and
here's the t-shirt
Here's a nice mechanical drawing,
courtesy of the Air Force News website.
The Versatile P-38
Two modified drop tanks
with clear noses were
used to carry two
P-38 On Skis
One of the nice features
of the P‑38 was it's
versatility in all kinds
The P-38 Cockpit
You can click any of these photos
to see an enlarged version - easier to see the dials!