Title: Lockheed P-38 Lightning

The unusual configuration of the P-38 resulted from the original US Army specification for a high-performance fighter that demanded a speed, rate of climb and range that could not be met by a conventional single-engined aircraft. The first P-38 flew in 1939 but development problems meant the aircraft did not enter large scale service until 1942, over 10,000 eventually being built.

This title contains three flight manuals for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning and covers all the main production variants. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • USAAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the P-38 Series (covers P-38D, E, F and G), F4 and F5 series, AN 01-75F-1 dated 1-10-42, revised to 1-9-43, with approx 77 pages.
  • USAAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the P-38H, P-38J and F-5B, T.O. No 01-75FF-1 dated 25-9-43, with approx 64 pages.
  • USAAF Pilot Training Manual for the P-38 Lightning, manual 51-127-1 dated 1-8-45, with approx 103 pages.