Project XP-38N

A site dedicated to the memory of those who designed, built, flew, and maintained the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in defense of freedom.

Site News

28 Mar 2019 -- The patches for the P-38L and P-38J/F-5 pair are now available from the models page.

25 Mar 2019 -- Wow, another long period of inactivity.  What can I say, other than "life happens."  Also, since my last update here, my band released another album.  If you like music and my models, and feel like paying me back a little :-), please stop by my band's web site and follow the links to Amazon.com, Google Play, iTunes, etc and pick up a copy:  www.kazoku.org/lvdtsimulator

More on topic, I'm finally getting around to posting the visual model fixes for my F-5/J, L and M FS2004 models, more than 11 years after their releases :-)  First up is the P-38M Night Lightning.  See models page.

3 June 2017 -- updated "Lizzie V" and added three new galleries!

31 May 2017 -- Some new photos coming.  In January, I visited "Lizzie V" at the Boeing museum in Seattle again while visiting family. 

Two weeks ago I was in southern CA and swung by Chino to see the only remaining F-5 at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, CA for the first time.  One of the curators was very gracious and let me get up close to the plane!  At the Planes of Fame also in Chino I had a real treat as got to see "23 Skidoo" start up and fly away!  And then I visited the P-38 National Association museum in Riverside, CA and had a great visit with the enthusiastic docents there.  Hope to have the pics up soon.  Meanwhile here's a shot of yours truly at the P-38 National Association museum in front of their full-scale replica, and a short video of 23 Skidoo starting up.

 

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Keywords: P-38 Lightning, P-38 FS2004, P-38 Flight Simulator, P-38 Walkaround, P-38 Photos, P-38 Images, P-38 Photo Gallery, Lockheed P-38, P-38 Pictures

If you like music, please see my LVDT Simulator site

About This Site

I began this project in 1998 to explore my vision of what the next P-38 might have been had the war continued (the last production variant was 'M,' so the next would have been 'N'). (Click here for a little 'fiction' about the XP-38N).

Over the years it evolved into a comprehensive exploration of the Lockheed P-38 'Lightning' through flight simulation.  While the scope of my project expanded to include all P-38 variants, the name still seemed appropriate: X, for eXperimental (experimenting with new techniques to improve realism) and N, representing a next generation of P-38s, a 'virtual' generation, if you will.

I have since retired from  developing models for Flight Simulator.   My P-38 models are still here; they can be found on the model page. 

Now I focus more on P-38 history and photography.  On of the items on my rather short "bucket list" is to see and photograph every remaining P-38.  I want to share the photos with the world to help preserve the memory of those who designed, built and flew and maintained this unique aircraft.