A great view of the P-38. Many of the top U.S. aces flew P-38s for many of their victories. With firepower concentrated and along the center-line of the aircraft, it was a stable and lethal platform for gunnery.
Long range strategic bomber, the largest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft ever built, and with the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built, at 230 ft (70.1 m).
Equipped with 10 engines, 6 pistons and 4 jet engines, colloquially called six turning and four burning, since her design started when the piston engine was still king, but ended when the dawn of the jet engine began.
Lotfia Elnadi (b.
1907-2002) was the first woman not only in her native country of Egypt, but in
the whole Arab world and the continent of Africa, to earn a pilot’s license.
She achieved this in 1933.
flight lessons while keeping it a secret from her father, who expected her to
follow a traditional path in life of becoming a housewife. Instead, she made
international headlines for her achievement, and inspired generations of other
women to take up aviation.