National Geographic : 1943 Feb
Ca it Ziyhtning SSAY THE PILOTS NOBODY had time to name this Lockheed fighter plane when it was born. They just Called it by a number, P-38. Then the pilots sent it climbing over eight miles straight toward the stratosphere, up where even the highest-flying bombers couldn't go. They brought it screaming down out of the clouds like forked vengeance. They jammed down the throttle and it flew faster than any fighter ever flew before.They pressed the trigger-button and saw how concentrated fire-power from its cannons and machine guns could rip apart anything on wings-and there was only one name for it: Lightning. So that's its name, a name it earned from British and American pilots alike, a name to watch: Lockheed Lightning. Lock heed Aircraft Corporation ... Vega Aircraft Corporation... Burbank, California. for protection today, and progress tomorrow, look to Copyright, 1943 Lockheed Aircraft Corporation Member Aircraft War Production Council, Inc.