Nose on view of a F-5 Lightning aircraft at Hickam Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 1945 (photo reconnaissance variant of the P-38J Lightning).

Caption   Nose on view of a F-5 Lightning aircraft at Hickam Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 1945 (photo reconnaissance variant of the P-38J Lightning). ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army via Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society
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P-38 Lightning   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Hickam Field, Oahu, Hawaii
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 15 Feb 2012

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Ken Farr says:
22 Feb 2013 09:48:49 PM

F-5 photo recon version of the P-38 ?
The football antenna and I believe camera ports on the side and underneath the central fuselage are visible in the photo.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
24 Feb 2013 06:57:22 PM

Ken: I believe you are right. The absence of nose guns should have been a tip-off too. The caption has been updated accordingly.

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