Stock Image

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Bodie, Warren M.

12 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0962935905 / ISBN 13: 9780962935909
Published by Motorbooks Intl, 1991
Condition: As New Hardcover
From W. Lamm (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 16, 2006

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 69.95 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Tight, clean and crisp. A faint hint of shelf wear, otherwise As New. The book appears unread and looks New. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. Protected in a new Mylar cover. As New. ; 11 X 8.50 X 1 inches; 258 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 21677

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Publisher: Motorbooks Intl

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition; Fourth Printing

About this title

Synopsis:

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. For example, the P-51 Mustang was a pig (and used the same Allison engine of the P-38) before being refitted with the famous Rolls-Royce Merlin engine which made it the masterpiece we know; just imagine a P-38 with two Merlins, something that never happened but that could have dramatically changed the air war before 1944 in all theaters. Bodie demonstrates that the P-38 was already the long-range fighter the Allies needed a couple of years before the P-51D and P-47N, but was stupidly underused and underdeveloped; its firepower was overwhelming and almost unparalleled throughout the war; it could turn with any enemy fighter and outrun most of them and, finally, having another engine was a priceless safeguard in the long flights over the Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean. Highly recommended reading about my favorite fighter plane.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Credit card purchases accepted through AbeBooks only. No direct sales. Customer
satisfaction is guaranteed. We will provide a full refund if the book is returned within 30
days. Please notify us in advance for the reason of return.

Wendy Lamm
2440A West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles 90018
(310) 433-9654
or (310) 314-0418
eliabooks@aol.com


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express