The Lockheed P38 Lightning a long-ranged fighter which proved to be a very versatile aircraft during the World War II.
On 5 April 1943, the P38Fs of the 82nd destroyed 31 enemy aircraft, which helped
to establish air superiority in the area. They were given a German nickname "der Gabelschwanzteufel" which means the Fork-Tailed Devil.
Now watch this Dogfight video to see how a Lockheed P38 Lightning pilot shot down a Messerschmitt BF 109 while in a glide mode (only fighter in history) and how he narrowly escape death due to buffeting caused by shock wave when his aircraft dive near to the speed of sound.
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