Lockheed P38 Lightning

Aircraft For Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D

WW II Classic and Contemporary Versions

With it's distinctive twin booms and single center fuselage, this classic fighter plane earned it's nickname "Fork Tailed Devil". This unique package includes both the classic WWII configurations and paint schemes, as well as a contemporary cockpit in Red Bull  colors.
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The Lockheed P38

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was one of the most successful fighters in the Pacific during WWII. Designed in 1937 - 1939 in answer to an Army Air Corps requirement for pursuit aircraft in twin-engine configuration to achieve a specific speed/weight ratio with a given amount of armaments.


In March 1940, the French and the British put the P38 into service. After the fall of France in June 1940, the British christened the plane "Lightning". The P38 was used extensively as a long-range escort fighter to protect heavy bomber operations in both Europe and the Pacific, escorting bombers at altitudes between 18-25,000 ft. The P-38 was credited with destroying more Japanese aircraft than any other U.S. fighter.

Over 10,000 P38s were manufactured in all; becoming the only U.S. combat aircraft that remained in continuous production throughout the duration of American participation in World War II. After the war surplus P-38s were also used by other air forces around the world.




A very interesting video is available here:


Accurate detailed 3D model using 3D mesh modeling.
Custom designed for Flight Simulator X SP 2.
Highly detailed 3D mesh virtual cockpit.
With all weapons systems active and functional , including access to charger bays.
3D gauges with smooth gauge performance.
Realistic and consistent flight control and performance.
Accurate aircraft systems modeling.
Aircraft animations faithful replicated to the smallest detail, including landing gears, control surfaces, and weapons.
Reflective shine and luminosity in exterior texturing. FS X version features bump mapping and all of the texture mapping effects introduced in SP 2.
Extensive documentation.
Load Manager for adding additional paint schemes and configuring weight, balance and realism preferences.
Repaint kit for aircraft painting enthusiasts.
Luxury and Performance
Download Paint kit (193 MB):
P38 Yippie  P38 Red Bull 
The 5,000th Lightning built was painted bright vermilion red, and had the name YIPPEE painted on the underside of the wings in big white letters.

This aircraft was used by Lockheed test pilots Milo Burcham and Tony LeVier in flight demonstrations, performing such stunts as slow rolls at treetop level with one prop feathered to show that the P-38 was not the unmanageable beast of legend.

As a very special paint scheme we have chosen to recreate the Red Bull restoration of Marvin "Lefty" Gardner's 'White Lightning' P-38J. This legendary airplane is part of aviation history, and a must for any P-38 fan.

You can read more about the restoration here:
Here are some fascinating videos:

Reccommended System Specs 
Microsoft Flight Simulator X SP2  required.
Dual Core microprocessor or higher with 2 GHz MHz + speed and 4 MB RAM minimum. 8 MB RAM recommended.
Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP. 32 or 64 bit.
Nvidia or ATI Radeon based 3D accelerator video card with full antialiasing and T&L lighting capability and a minimum of 512 MB onboard RAM.
SoundBlaster Live or equivalent 128-bit DirectX sound device.
Up-to-date DirectX video and sound drivers.
Obviously, higher end systems with quad-core processors and 3.0 GHz+ speed  CPU, 4+ GB system RAM and 1024+  MB or preferably video RAM will perform much better.
You can download/view several documents and manuals:  
Pilot Operating
Garmin GNS480