P-38 Lightning

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With its distinctive twin-boom design, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was the most recognizable U.S. fighter in World War II, and accounted for more Japanese aircraft losses than any other American warplane. The P‑38L on display at the Erickson Aircraft Collection was manufactured in 1944 and restored in the late 1990s.

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Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of cockpits in 2005, and has documented historic aircraft in several collections, including the Heritage Flight Museum, Museum of Flight, Erickson Aircraft Collection, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of the Air Force. A full set of his cockpit views is available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iOS and Android. Keep visiting this site (airspacemag.com/cockpits) as we add to the gallery below.

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