Lockheed P-38 and F-5 Lightning

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Lockheed P-38 and F-5 Lightnings are relatively uncommon warbirds. Over the years I have photographed only 10.

Blythe, California, 1971

Aero Service Corporation F-5G N90813 had been stored at the Blythe, California Airport for a decade when this picture was taken in 1971. It served the Army Air Corps as 44-53247. Its construction number is 8502. Wesley M. Gray of Long Beach, California acquired it from the War Assets Administration in Kingman, Arizona in February 1946. Robert M. Love and Nancy Harkness-Love of Delaware acquired it and sold it to Cecil W. Kenyon in October 1946. Aero Service Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania acquired it in May 1951 registered it as N90813. The Virgil Kaufman Foundation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bought it in December 1960 and sold it to Bob Bean Aircraft of Blythe in May 1961. It entered the collection of the Pima County Air Museum near Tucson, Arizona in 1972. It was transferred to the Musee de l'Air at Paris-Le Bourget, France on May 26, 1989, but unfortunately, it was destroyed in a hanger fire on May 17, 1990.

A contrast mask has been applied to the image above to reduce the contrast between the airplane and the background.

Chino, April 1971

F-5G N9957F at Chino in April 1971. It served the Army Air Corps as 44-53015. Its construction number is 8270. Rex H. Mays bought it from the War Asset Administration in Kingman for $1,250 in 1946 and registered it as NX57492. Mays piloted it to thirteenth place in the 1946 Bendix Trophy Race as #55, MacMillan Meteor. He traversed the 2,048 mile course from Van Nuys to Cleveland in six hours, fifteen minutes, and forty-five seconds, averaging 327.526 miles per hour. Robert B. Utterbeck of Costa Rica bought it in December 1948. Edward C. Waterman acquired it on October 17, 1951 and registered it as N9957F. Hycon Aerial Surveys of Ontario, California bought it in November 1955 and retired it in December 1959. It was stored at Las Vegas, Nevada until 1962. It entered the collection of the Tallmanz Movieland Of The Air Museum at the Orange County Airport, California in 1962. Rosen Novak Auto Company of Omaha, Nebraska bought it in 1966 but it remained on display at Movieland Of The Air. Walter H. Erikson of Minneapolis, Minnesota acquired it in 1968 and sold it to Devid Tallichet and Yesterday's Air Force at Chino in 1970. At some time, its nose was replaced with one from another type of airplane. It was converted to a stock P-38L and flew as 44-53015/KI-W. Gary R. Larkins and RMP Aviation of Colfax, California bought it in 1980. It entered the collection of the US Air Force Museum in 1981. Dave Tallichet flew it to McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey on May 4, 1981. It is displayed outdoors on a pedestal as P-38L Pudgy V.

Air Force Museum, August 19, 1972

P-38L 44-53232 on static display at the Air Force Museum in August 1975. Its construction number is 8487. John Yandell registered it as NX66678 in 1946. Yandell flew it as race #11 Country Boy II in the 1946 Bendix Trophy Race. He did not finish, landing at Hitchinson, Kansas. James L. Bledsoe of Miami, Florida bought it 1947 and flew it as City Slicker. It served FA Hondurus as FAH505 from 1948 to 1960. Bob Bean Aircraft of Blythe imported it back to the United States on March 31, 1960. It was delivered to Kelly Air Force Base, Texas and stored until 1961. It entered the collection of the Air Force Museum in 1961. It is displayed as P-38J 42-67855/KI-W.

Naval Air Station Moffett, August 1975

F-5G N9957F had been converted to a stock P-38L when it appeared at the Naval Air Station Moffett airshow in august 1975.

P-38L N9957F.

Pima County Air Museum, April 27, 1975

Aero Service Corporation F-5G N90813 sits wingless in the yet to open Pima County Air Museum on April 27, 1975.

George Air Force Base, May 4, 1975

P-38L N9957F on static display at George Air Force Base on May 4, 1975.

P-38L N9957F

P-38L N9957F

Pima County Air Museum, December 18, 1979

Former Aero Service Corporation F-5G N90813 had been restored as stock F-5G 44-53247 in olive drab over gray at the Pima County Air Museum on December 18, 1979.

Beale Air Force Base, May 31, 1980

P-38M NL3JB on static display at the Beale Air Force Base airshow on May 31, 1980. It was converted to a two-place night-fighter when it served the Army Air Corps as 44-53097. Its construction number is 8352. R. A. Wardell and R. W. Martin of Jacksboro, Oregon bought it in 1946 and registered it as NX67861. It spent some time in the Cuban Air Force. It served FA Hondurena as FAH503 from 1954 to 1960. Bob Bean Aircraft of Blythe bought it on February 2, 1960, registered it as N9011R, and stored it at Blythe until 1968. Carl Kidd and Aviation Service Company of Atlanta, Georgia acquired it in 1968 and sold it to Herbert L. Sander of Atlanta in 1970. It passed through the hands of Al Hicks of Carlsbad-Palomar, California before Tom Friedkin of Carlsbad, California bought it in 1971 and registered it as N7TF. It made its first flight after restoration at Van Nuys on September 18, 1972. John P. Bolton of Orlando, Florida acquired it in 1974 and registered it as NL3JB. John J. Stokes of San Marcos, Texas bought it in 1976 and sold it to Cecil Harp and Robert Ennis of Modesto, California in 1978. It entered the collection of the Champlin Fighter Museum at Mesa, Arizona in July 1983. It was converted to a single-place P-38L and later transferred to the Museum Of Flight in Seattle, Washington with the Champlin Fighter collection in November 2000.

P-38M NL3JB

March Air Force Base, November 2, 1980

P-38L N9957F on static display at the March Air Force Base airshow on November 2, 1980.

Pima County Air Museum, December 19, 1984

F-5G 44-53247 had been repainted in blue at the Pima County Air Museum on December 19, 1984.

Champlin Fighter Museum, Mesa, Arizona, March 25, 1985

P-38M NL3JB in the collection of the Champlin Fighter Museum in Mesa, Arizona on March 25, 1985.

Pima County Air Museum, November 24, 1986

F-5G 44-53247 at the Pima County Air Museum on November 24, 1986. Four years later it was transferred to the Musee de l'Air at Paris-Le Bourget, France where it was destroyed in a hanger fire in 1991.

Marine Corps Air Station el Toro, April 28, 1990

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin performing at the Marine Corps Air Station el Toro airshow on April 28, 1990. It served the Army Air Corps as 44-53254. Its construction number is 8509. Lilee Products Company of Chicago, Illinois bought it from War Assets Administration at Kingman for $1,250 in April 1946 and registered it as NX25Y. J. D. ReedCo of Houston, Texas acquired it in 1947. Charles Walling flew it as race #14 Sky Ranger. Walling finished only two laps in the 1947 Thompson Trophy Race, but he came in second in the 1947 Sohio Trophy Race at 351.785 miles per hour. A blown engine prevented its participation in the 1948 Thompson Trphy Race. J. P. Hagerstrom flew it to fifth place in the 1949 Tinnerman Trophy Race at 311.598 miles per hour. Hugh Wells of Baltimore, Maryland bought it in 1953 and registered it as N25Y. Sylvan Lair and Vernon Thorpe of Yukon, Oklahoma bought it in 1962 and sold it to Marvin L. Gardner, Lloyd Nolan, and the Confederate Air Force in Mercedes, Texas in 1964. Joe Henderson and the Confederate Air Force at Brownwood, Texas acquired it in 1972 and sold it back to Marvin L Gardner in Harlingen, Texas in 1977. Gardner raced it as #25 White Lightnin several times at the Reno national Air Races. It suffered an engine failure that resulted in a belly landing in a cotton field at Greenwood, Mississippi on June 25, 2001. The Red Bull drink company bought the wreckage on January 12, 2005. It was moved to Breckenridge, Texas for restoration to airworthy condition. It has been registered to Aircraft Guaranty Title Corporation since January 30, 2006.

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

Santa Monica, May 19, 1990

P-38J N5996V at an antique airplane auction held at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying on May 19, 1990. It was delivered to the Army Air Force as photo-reconnaissance F-5G 44-26981. Its construction number is 7985. Aero Exploration Company Incorporated of Tulsa, Oklahoma acquired it from the War Assets Administration at Kingman, Arizona for $1,250 on March 22, 1946. It was registered as NX53752 on May 10, 1946 and then as N53752 in 1948. It was withdrawn from service in Tulsa, Oklahoma in July 1949. Spartan Air Services Limited of Ottawa, Ontario registered it as CF-GCH in December 1951. It suffered a landing gear collapse at Duluth, Minnesota on May 3, 1953. Hycon Aerial Surveys of Pasadena, California registered it as N5596V on November 8, 1956. It was retired and stored in the open at Las Vegas in December 1959. Don E. May of Phoenix, Arizona bought it on June 25, 1962 and sold it to Ben W. Widtfeldt and Desert Aviation Incorporated of Phoenix, Arizona on June 19, 1963. Aero Enterprises of La Porte, Indiana acquired it on September 9, 1963 and sold it to Laurel Walsh of Birmingham, Michigan on November 11, 1963. J.W. Bohmier and New London Airport of New London, Pennsylvania bought it on December 6, 1963 and sold it to Jim Cullen and Westair Company of Westminster, Colorado on Nov. 2, 1964. Troy G. Hawkins of Wichita Falls, Texas acquired it on September 9, 1965 and sold it to L. James Ausland and Sports Air of Seattle, Washington on April 20, 1967. William E. Padden of Los Angeles, California bought it on April 20, 1968 and sold it to I.N. "Junior" Burchinal of Paris, Texas on August 19, 1970. It struck a car and trailer while landing and suffered a landing gear collapse at Paris, Texas on May 23, 1971. David M. Boyd and Eagle Aviation of Tulsa, Oklahoma acquired the wreckage on April 2, 1973 and sold it to John P. Silberman of Key West, Florida on January 4, 1979. It was rebuilt at Live Oaks, Florida and made its first flight in September 1985. The Museum Of Flying at Santa Monica, California acquired it in October 1989 and fitted it with a conventional fighter nose in 1990. William Lyons and Martin Aviation of Santa Ana, California bought it on May 20, 1990. It was damaged in a gear up landing at Winslow, Arizona in August 1992. David Price, Liberty Aero Corp, and the Museum Of Flying at Santa Monica, California acquired it on November 6, 1995 and traded it to the Commemorative Air Force in September 2002. Vintage Fighters LLC of Corona del Mar, California registered it as NL7723C on June 10, 2005.

P-38J N5996V

Vandenberg Air Force Base, June 9, 1990

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin on static display at Vandenberg Air Force Base on June 9, 1990.

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

Nellis Air Force Base, April 1997

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin performing at the Golden Air Tattoo at Nellis Air Force Base in April 1997.

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

P-38L N25Y White Lightnin

Edwards Air Force Base, October 3, 1998

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX38BP at Edwards AFB on October 3, 1998 P-38J NX38BP Joltin' Josie at the Edwards Air Force Base Open House on October 3, 1998. It served the Army Air Corps as 44-23314. Its construction number is 4318. The Hancock School of Aeronautics in Santa Monica, California used it as an instructional airframe from September 1945 to 1954. Jack Hardwicke of El Monte, California registered it as N29Q in 1954, but left it in open Storage at Lavern-Brackett Field, California. He sold it to Ed maloney and the Air Museum in Ontario, California in December 1959. Robert J. Pond of Spring Park, Minnesota bought it in 1987 and restored it to airworthy condition. It made its first flight after restoration on July 22, 1988. Robert Pond and Planes Of Fame East at Minneapolis-Flying Cloud, Minnesota acquired it in 1988, registered it as NX38BP and flew it as Joltin' Josie. Pond later moved its home base to the Palm Springs Air Museum in California. The Air Museum at Chino acquired it on September 18, 1998 and registered it as NX138AM. It was restored as Porky II in 2003 and then as 23 Skidoo in 2006.

Chino, April 1999

Lockheed P-38J Lightning NX138AM Joltin' Josie, North American P-51D Mustang N2580 Six Shooter, and P-51D Mustang, NL151DM Ridge Runner performing at the Chino airshow in April 1999. Joltin' Josie had been re-registered by the Planes of Fame Museum.

North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter has been registered to Charles Hall of Annis, Montana since January 1996. It was rebuilt as a Cavalier T Mk. 2 two seater in the 1960s. It received a new Air Force serial number, 67-22580, and was delivered to the FA Boliviana as FAB 520 on January 19, 1968. It was recovered by Arny Carnegie of Edmonton, Alberta in December 1977 and recieved the Canadian registration C-GXUQ. McClain Flight Service of Strathmmore, Alberta bought it in August 1978. Richard Korff of Lockport, New York reigstered it as N151RK in October 1986.

North American P-51D Mustang, NL151DM Ridge Runner is registered to Martin Daniel of San Jose, California. It was built as Army Air Corps 44-72483, but the FAA lists it as 44-13250 and it carries tail number 472308. It spent some time in the service of the FA Salvadorena.

P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie, North American P-51D Mustang N2580 Six Shooter, P-51D Mustang, N151AF Val Halla, P-51D Mustang, NL151DM Ridge Runner, and Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra NL163FS.

North American P-51D Mustang, N151AF Val Halla wears post war Air Force markings. Its North American construction number is 124-48278. It has been registered to the Heritage Flight Museum of Eastsound, Washington since February 1999. Its pilot is Bill Anders, who was on the Apollo 8 mission to the moon in 1968. Val Halla still wears its original Army Air Force serial number of 45-11525. It entered the civil register in March 1982 as N91JB. It was owned by John Macguire of Texas. After 1984, it was operated as Silver Ghost by the War Eagles Air Museum of Santa Theresa, New Mexico.

Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra, NL163FS served the Army Air Force as 42-69021, and it has been restored with its original serial number. It entered the civil register as NX90805 at an unknown date. It sat unused at the Van Nuys Airport from 1946 to 1965. Ronald Hasz of Scott City, Kansas acquired it in 1970 and stored it in a hanger at Van Nuys from 1973 to 1992. Douglas W. Arnold and Warbirds of Great Britain Limited of Bournemouth in the United Kingdom bought it in 1992 and sold it to World Jet Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1995. Ice Strike Corporation of Dover, Delaware acquired it on November 27, 1995, changed its registration to N90805 and sold it to astronaut Frank Borman in Las Cruces, New Mexico within days. It was moved to Chino on June 21, 1996 and restored to airworthy condition over the next two years. It made its first flight after restoration, registered as NL163FS, on February 21, 1998. There is some confusion over the original identity of this airplane. The FAA registry database identifies N163FS as P-63C-5, 43-11223 and Joe Baugher's Air Force serial number site states that both 42-69021 and 43-11223 are registered as N163FS.

P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie, North American P-51D Mustang N2580 Six Shooter, P-51D Mustang, N151AF Val Halla, and Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra NL163FS.

P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie, Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra NL163FS, North American P-51D Mustang N2580 Six Shooter, and P-51D Mustang, N151AF Val Halla.

McDonnell-Douglas F-15C Eagle, 80-0024, P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie, and Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra NL163FS.

P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie,



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Chino, October 8, 2000

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, "Joltin' Josie" NX138AM P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie at the Chino airshow on October 8, 2000.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, "Joltin' Josie" NX138AM and Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr 9., N308WK P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie and William Greenwood's two-place Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr 9. The Spitfire is registered N308WK. It was provided to the Irish Air Corps as 163 in 1951. The Irish used it as an instructional airframe at Baldonel Air Base, Eire until 1968. Samuelson Film Services in Elstree restored it to flying condition for the movie Battle of Britain in 1968. At the time, it received the registration G-AWGB. Sir W. Roberts of Shoreham acquired it in December 1969. It was sold to Don Plumb of Windsor, Ontario in 1970 and registered as CF-RAF. Plumb converted the trainer to a single seat configuration. In 1975 the registration was revised as C-FRAF. Later in 1975, it was sold to Thomas Watson of the Owls Head Transport Museum in Maine and registered as N92477. Woodson Woods of Scottsdale, Arizona bought it in October 1979, at which time it received its current registration. Woods converted it back to its stock trainer configuration and displayed it at the Carefree Aviation Museum. It was acquired by Aero Meridian Corporation, also of Scottsdale, in November 1982. Greenwood bought N308WK in 1983. It is powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engine.

Chino, October 6, 2001

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie at the Chino airshow on October 6, 2001.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie.

Chino, August 23, 2002

Lockheed F-5G-6-LO, 
44-27183 F-5G-6-LO, 44-27183 photo-reconnaissance variant of the P-38 Lightning on display in the Yanks Air Museum at Chino. Its Lockheed construction number is 8187. It is one of one of 63 F-5Gs modified from P-38L-5s. It is number 308 of 370 F-5Gs in all. The Army Air Corps retired it to Kingman, Arizona on February 5, 1946. Kargl Aerial Surveys of Midland, Texas registered it as NC62441 on May 17, 1946 and sold it to Aero Exploration Co. of Tulsa, Oklahoma in December 1947. Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys of Minneapolis, Minnesota changed its registration to N62441 on January 2, 1953. AiResearch Aviation of Los Angeles, extensively modified it for Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys in 1954. It was given a two seat, pressurized cockpit and the camera compartment in the nose was enlarged. Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys changed its registration to N501MH in March 1958. Byers Airways of Seattle, Washington bought it in April 1965 and sold it to Pacific Aerial Surveys of Seattle, Washington on May 24, 1965. Pacific Aerial Surveys changed its registration to N517PA in December 1965. Wally D. Peterson of Manson, Virginia acquired it on May 21, 1969 and sold it to I. N. Burchinall, Jr. of Paris, Texas on August 27, 1971. David M. Boyd, of Tulsa, Oklahoma bought it on April 3, 1973 and spent two years rebuilding it, installing the nose of a Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star. N. Merrill Wien and Richard A. Wein of Fairbanks, Alaska acquired it on February 28, 1981 and based it at Chino, California. The Yanks Air Museum acquired it in 1990. It was displayed for some time with a conventional fighter nose. Some sources (including the Yanks Air Museum web site) list the Army Air Corps serial as 44-53012.

Edwards Air Force Base, October 26, 2002

Lockheed P-38L Lightning, NX138AM P-38J NX138AM Joltin' Josie at the Edwards Air Force Base open house on October 26, 2002.

Chino, May 16, 2004

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II P-38J NX138AM was restored as Porky II when it appeared at the Chino airshow on May 16, 2004.

Lockheed F-5G-6-LO, 
44-27183 F-5G-6-LO, 44-27183 photo-reconnaissance variant of the P-38 Lightning from the Yanks Air Museum.

Lockheed P-38L Lightning, N79123 P-38L N79123 has been registered to Flying Heritage Incorporated since April 2001. Its Lockheed construction number is 422-8235. It was delivered to the U. S. Army Air Corps as 44-27231 and then converted to an F-5G photo-reconnaissance Lightning. J. L. Harp of Aurora, Illinois registered it as NX79123 in July 1946. Harp flew it to fifth place as race #95 in the 1946 Bendix Trophy Race. He completed the 2,048 mile course in five hours, thirty-one minutes, and 47 seconds at an average 370.447 miles per hour. J.E. Howard of Champaign, Illinois bought it in November 1946 and registered it as N79123. Ray Reinert of Chicago-Palwaukee, Illinois acquired it in 1948 and sold it to Carl C. Hughes of San Antonio, Texas in 1950. Joseph P. Jacobson of Stilwell, Kansas bought it in 1954. Jack Hardwick of El Monte, California bought it in 1955 and sold it to David Tallichet, Yesterdays Air Force, and Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation of Chino in 1976. It was restored as a stock P-38L in the colors of Richard Bong's Marge and made its first flight after restoration in November 1995. It was loaned to the Air Force Museum and displayed at the March Field Museum in 1998. It went to the Flying Heritage Collection at Bellevue, Washington on June 21, 1999. It was loaned to the Fighter Collection at Duxford, United Kingdom in 2003.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II John Maloney takes off in P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Missing Man Formation North American P-51D Mustang, NL5441V, P-38J NX138AM Porky II, Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, N4994V, and Vought F4U-1A Corsair, NX83782.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II Steve Hinton taxis out in P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Mitsubishi A6M5 Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero" NX46770 and P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM Porky II P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Steve Hinton Steve Hinton piloted P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Camarillo, August 28, 2004

Lockheed P-38L Lightning, N5596V P-38L N5596V in the hangar of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force at Camarillo on August 28, 2004.

Minter Field, May 14, 2005

P-38J NX138AM Porky II at the Minter Field airshow on May 14, 2005.

P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

P-38J NX138AM Porky II and Yakovlev Yak-11, N2124X Blyak Moose

Chino, May 22, 2005

P-38J NX138AM Porky II at the Chino airshow on May 22, 2005.

P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

P-38J NX138AM Porky II.

Chino, May 21, 2006

P-38J NX138AM was renamed 23 Skidoo when it appeared at the Chino airshow on May 21, 2006.

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt NX47DF, Republic P-47G Thunderbolt N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, and P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter and P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

North American P-51D Mustang N2580 Six Shooter, P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon 88-0492.

North American P-51D Mustang N2580 Six Shooter, P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon 88-0492.

North American P-51D Mustang N2580 Six Shooter, P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon 88-0492.

Chino, January 6, 2007

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo at Chino on January 6, 2007.

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo and P-47D NX147PF No Guts, no Glory

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo and P-47D NX147PF No Guts, no Glory

Chino, May 20 - 21, 2007

Lockheed P-38F Lightning, NX17630 Glacier Girl P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl at the Chino airshow in May 20, 2007. It was delivered to the Army Air Force as 41-7630. On July 15, 1942 it was part of a squadron of Lightnings that made forced landings on the Greenland ice cap. Over the years, 260 feet of ice accumulated above the airplane. It was recovered from under the ice by the Greenland Expedition Society in 1992. It was restored to airworthy condition at Middlesborough, Kantucky and registered as N5757. It made its first post restoration flight on October 26, 2002. Its registration was changed to N17630 on March 13, 2007.

Lockheed P-38F Lightning, NX17630 Glacier Girl P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo is registered to the Air Museum at Chino. It was built as Army Air Corps 44-23314. It was acquired by the Hanfield School of Aeronautics in Santa Maria, California in 1950. Jack Hardwicke of El Monte, California registered it as N29Q in 1954. He sold it to the Air Museum in Ontario, California in 1960 where it sat on static display for seventeen years. It was restored to flying condition, making its first flight on July 22, 1988. It then went to the Planes of Fame East museum in Minnesota. Bob Pond purchased it in October 1989 and registered it as N38BP.It returned to the Air Museum at Chino in 1998. It is powered by a pair of Allison V-1710 twelve-cylinder engines.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM 23 Skidoo P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

Lockheed P-38L Lightning, NL7723C P-38L NL7723C

Lockheed P-38L Lightning, NL7723C P-38L NL7723C

P-38L NL7723C

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl

Twenty-six warbirds prepare for the mass take-off of the air power formation flight on Saturday afternoon.

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, Lockheed P-38L Lightning, NL7723C

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl

P-38L NL7723C

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and Supermarine Spitfire LF IX E, NX2TF

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-38L NL7723C.

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-38L NL7723C.

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38L NL7723C

P-38L NL7723C

P-38L NL7723C

P-38L NL7723C

P-38L NL7723C

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo, and P-38L NL7723C.

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38L NL7723C

P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo

P-38L NL7723C

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter, and McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 89-0492

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter, and McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 89-0492

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter, and McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 89-0492

P-38F NX17630 Glacier Girl, North American P-51D Mustang, N2580 Six Shooter, and McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 89-0492

Santa Maria, August 25, 2007

Heritage Flight: A-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0168 and P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

A-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0168 and P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

A-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0168 and P-38J NX138AM 23 Skidoo.

P-38L Lightning

Wingspan: 52 feet

Length: 38 feet

Wing Area: 328 square feet

Maximum Weight: 21,600 pounds

Armament: 4x 50 calibre machine guns, 1x 20 mm cannon

Maximum Speed: 414 miles per hour

Powerplant: 2x 1,475 hp V-1710-111/113





Links

Link to the P-38 National Association Glacier Girl page.
Link to the P-38L N25Y White Lightnin web site.
Link to an account of P-38L NX25Y's Thompson Trophy Race attempts.
The source of much of the information on this display was warbirdregistry.org.


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