22 April 2013 - Fifteen walkaround galleries are now available in the new format, including many previously unpublished photos. More will be added very soon.
30 Mar 2013 - After over a year of inactivity, I am finally back to working on this site. Armed with a new PC, new photo-editing, web-site and photo-gallery software tools, I'm giving the site a more modern look and updating the content. In addition to the the photos I've had up for years, I will be adding hundreds of new photos taken the past 2 -3 years.
In the mean time, please excused the broken links, photots, etc while the new site comes together.
Please check back over the next few months see the progress.
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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 and have no plans to return to that part of my P-38 hobby. 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.