National Geographic : 1941 Jun
Faster than 400 Miles an Hour, Lockheed's New P-38 Intercepter Is One of the World's Swiftest Planes Here at busy Burbank airport in southern California the new aircraft fuels up with 100-octane gasoline and 120-grade oil.Beyond thetruck stands aHudson bomber, with circle markings of the R. A . F., and second from the left a four-engined Boeing "strato-plane." In national defense, nobody's work ismore valuable to Uncle Sam than the oil man's. Happily, the United States has not only ample oil reserves, refinery equipment, and pipe lines forsafe transport, butalso technical skill not surpassed by oil chemists anywhere.