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No. 9622. Lockheed 222 P-38D Lightning US Army Air Forces
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 731

Lockheed 222 P-38D Lightning

01/31/2010. Thirty-six P-38Ds (40-774/40-809) with V-171OČ27/-29 engines differed from the first P-38s in having a low-pressure oxygen system, bullet-proof fuel tanks and retractable landing light. Normal fuel capacity remained 210 gal (795 l) but maximum internal fuel capacity was reduced from 410 to 300 gal (1,552 to 1,136 l). Later these aircraft were redesignated RP-38Ds as combat trainers.

Created January 31, 2010