The YP-38, a prototype of the American heavy two engine fighter Lockheed P-38 Lightning, took to the skies for the first time on September 17th, 1940. The P-38 was the only aircraft that was mass produced in the US throughout the entire World War II. It was actively used as a fighter on the Pacific Theatre, and also did a lot of reconnaissance over Europe.
The YP-38 is temporarily available for Golden Eagles
When: From September 15th (11:00 GMT) until September 18th (11:00 GMT).
About the aircraft
- Thanks to its good climb rate, the YP-38 is best suited for boom ‘n’ zoom attacks, and its 37 mm frontal cannon can demolish a wing or a fuselage of an enemy aircraft in a single hit!