By Allan Williams
Last updated 2011-06-06
This legendary aeroplane was widely used by US reconnaissance pilots during World War Two. The trimetrigon camera setup in the P-38 made it ideal for mapping, and was best illustrated on D-Day when several sweeps of P-38s covered the entire Normandy beach-head landings. The 'dicing' camera, installed in the aircraft's nose, was effectively used during the battle against V-weapons, when pilots flew as low as 15.2m (50ft) to photograph the launching sites.
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