P-38E Lightning aircraft at rest, May 1942-Feb 1943; note Lockheed Electra/Ventura-based aircraft at right

Caption   P-38E Lightning aircraft at rest, May 1942-Feb 1943; note Lockheed Electra/Ventura-based aircraft at right ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 8 Apr 2010
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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 Mar 2010 10:24:25 PM

This was a one of a kind aircraft retained by Lockheed and modified with raised and lengthened tail-booms in a plan to mount Lightnings on floats for Pacific operations (S/N 41-1986).
2. Ken Farr says:
5 Feb 2013 03:45:01 PM

I won't doubt you David, but what I have read in the past, is that this was one of the modifications attempted to defeat the compressability problem encountered in a high speed dive. Wasn't successful, so, only one was made.

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