Roaring Glory Warbirds: Lockheed P-38 Lightning (1998)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 48 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Many pilots say the Locked Lightning P-38 was the best fighter plane of World War II -- it was the first fighter to fly at over 400 miles per hour -- and this video gives an up-close look at this remarkable twin-engine war bird, including a ride in a fully restored P-38. As a bonus, find out that prompted teenage boys to flirt with death as air aces as we visit Richard Brown, a World War II pilot who actually kept a broken leg a secret so he could keep flying missions.



airplane, fighter-jet, pilot, warplane, world-war