I like introduce my friend,Young Ki Moon,a Academic Researcher
of Miliary Aircrafts,Seoul,Korea. he sent me a Review on this book.
Review: The out standing attractive,affectionated Military Airplanes are
coming from Korean War oriented F-80 Shootig Star, MIG-15, F7F Tigercat,
and B-29 Superfortress.
Especially,my deep affections become absentminded with P-38 Lightening
of WWII. After the VJ-day,15,Aug,1945,near the season of Christmas,
I accidently found a silvery white P-38's fligt-drawing X MAS on
sky over Seoul,Korea !
By late 1943,P-38 proved high altitude sweeping fighter,escotting
B-17,B-24 heavy bombers over the Europian Theater,medium altitude
"Dog fight" fighter,ground supporting fighter, Reconaissance even
Allison Air cooling V-1710 series power planted,especially prominent,
famous GM motor produced Turbosuperchargers, contra rotated Curtis
3 blade propeellers,and specially located Radiators which housed in large blisters behind the Turbosuperchargers. Especially, P-38j's elegagant,
swpt-back "Shark' air intakes give extremly streamlined appertances.
Many connecting tubes from specially allocated equipments make many
troublesome works (My impression on many mechanical failures during
WWII may arose from this complicated stuffs !)
During WWII,first action of P-38 was effective ground straffing and
bombing on German African Korps. In Europian theater,their main roles
is escorting B-17 heavy bomber formations until acive involvment of
P-51 Mustang whih has longer ranges,suitable lighter, better maeuvers.
But in Pacific theater, P-38 was best Japanese fighter killing
fighter incluing all of another US Fighters !
Also, 1st ranking ace-of-aces among US Fighters came out from p-38 flyer,
Capt. Richard Bonng credetd 40 Japanese kills!