An uncommon sight of a P-38 J with skis in place of the wheels.  The P-38 served in all theaters of operation, and was one of the only fighters to be in production from the very start until the end.  I’m not sure where this was taken, but P-38s due operation in Alaska.  I’m not aware of other aircraft configured for snow landings during the war.
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An uncommon sight of a P-38 J with skis in place of the wheels.  The P-38 served in all theaters of operation, and was one of the only fighters to be in production from the very start until the end.  I’m not sure where this was taken, but P-38s due operation in Alaska.  I’m not aware of other aircraft configured for snow landings during the war.

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Beautiful Warbirds
Full Afterburner
The Test Pilots
P-38 Lightning
Nasa History
Science Fiction World
Fantasy Literature & Art

P-38 Lightning with drop tanks.  The P-38 was one the first American fighters to undergo in depth range extension via drop tanks.  These would allow for greater range, and in time would allow for bomber escort missions all the way to Berlin with the production of the P-51 Mustangs.  
My Blogs:
Beautiful WarbirdsFull AfterburnerThe Test PilotsP-38 LightningNasa HistoryScience Fiction WorldFantasy Literature & Art

P-38 Lightning with drop tanks.  The P-38 was one the first American fighters to undergo in depth range extension via drop tanks.  These would allow for greater range, and in time would allow for bomber escort missions all the way to Berlin with the production of the P-51 Mustangs. 

My Blogs:

Beautiful Warbirds
Full Afterburner
The Test Pilots
P-38 Lightning
Nasa History
Science Fiction World
Fantasy Literature & Art