P-38 Lightning

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator 2004
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Called the 'Fork Tailed Devil' in the Far East, the P38 Lightning was a sight to strike fear into an enemy's heart. First flown in 1938, the design focus was on speed and agility and the type went on to perform in many theatres in WWII; it was used in fighter, attack and even high-altitude PR (Photo Reconnaissance) roles.

The warbird experts at Aeroplane Heaven have spent countless hours developing this iconic aircraft for use in Flight Simulator. With a superb user-friendly Virtual Cockpit, it was decided not to model the 'traditional' 2D instrument panel. The aircraft is packed with detail, from the gun and camera bays to the authentic 17 liveries included in the package.

Two famous PR aircraft are included in this package - the planes of Adrian Warburton and Antoine de St Exupery, both of which were lost in mysterious circumstances. Also featured is 'Glacier Girl', which force-landed on Greenland ice 60 years ago and has recently been recovered and restored to flying condition from under 260 feet of ice!

Detailed features

  • Highly detailed and fully functional virtual cockpit.
  • This aeroplane can be started and flown correctly by the numbers from a cold cockpit start.
  • The cockpit features unique Liqui-Drive (TM) smooth gauges set in authentic housings.
  • Many unique animations.
  • Drop tanks can be jettisoned from the controls in the VC
  • Highly detailed gun and camera bays.
  • Removable gunsight for improved cockpit vision
  • Working guns and cannon.
  • All major and minor controls are operated by the mouse and virtually every lever, switch and wheel is reproduced.

Featured models

  • P38 F
  • P38 J
  • Glacier Girl


PDF manual - includes the aircraft specifications and flying hints and tips.

Sound Features

High quality sound set included.

Liveries and models

  • Highly detailed artwork
  • 17 authentic liveries included
  • Paint Kit included to allow you to create your own liveries (PhotoShop or compatible software required).

P38F Lightning “Glacier Girl” as restored by the Lost Squadron Museum

P38F Standard fighter/bomber trim and textures
'Bat out of Hell' 94th Squadron Sardinia 1943
'Beautiful Lass' 9th Squadron, 49th Fighter Group
'Tangerine' Mediterranean theatre

P38F-4 Photo-reconnaissance machine
56th Squadron RAAF, ex “44” USAAF

P38J Fighter/Bomber
'Marge' Top scoring ace Richard Bong’s aircraft
Joseph Myers’ 'Journey’s End'
'Curly Six' typical ground strafer of the late war.
'Gung Ho'
'Porky II' of the 80th Fighter Squadron
'Lazy Lady' flown by Lt. Glen C. Holder of the 36th FS, 8th FG, Pacific theatre

P38J - 15-LO Late model 'J”'with dive recovery flaps
Typical machine based at Kingscliffe in 1944
Robert Anderson’s 'Virginia Marie' 5th AF Biak Island 1944

P38J-F5 Photo-reconnaissance includes Antoine de St Exupery's machine
'Sweet Dream'
Standard Photo-reconnaissance scheme
Antoine de St. Exupery’s machine in which he disappeared in 1944
Machine flown by W/Cdr Adrian Warburton

"The best P-38 package around.. The choice of liveries is excellent" FlightSim.com

"Impressive level of detail... Faithfully modelled both inside and out... The sound thrown out by those awesome engines is simply superb... The smoothest gauges I’ve seen in pretty much any add-on... The package includes a 32 page PDF manual, which is up to Just Flight’s usual high standards" FlightSimX.co.uk

"The external models are accurate and detailed... The engine sound is very good... A great package modelling a great airplane...A very well-done, very pleasing piece of software" Mutley's Hangar

"I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this product to anyone... easily the best military aircraft I have flown" FSStation.com   

"These are superbly recreated renditions of this charismatic Lockheed design, and the research that has gone into creating them certainly shows... without doubt this title is a gem!" Combat Aircraft

"The work inside the VC is commendable... one of the best sound experiences I've ever heard.. a nice package" PC Pilot

"Extremely realistic sound-effects, a detailed cockpit and some beautiful innovations make this a must-have for fighter pilots!" GRDB.de (Silver award)

"An exact historical rebuild... a must-have for all fans of WW2 warbirds" Gamershall.de (Gold Award)

"One of the best P-38 models I have seen to date... An incredibly detailed aircraft... Nothing has been left out...The interior alone makes this package worth the price of admission... The sound in and outside of the P-38 from Just flight is also some of the best sound I have ever heard from this era of aircraft... Well worth the price tag" Computer Pilot

"Nothing has ever been this good, this true, or come this close to P-38 reality before!... I found the exterior detail to be excellent... An incredibly impressive sound package... Just Flight and their developers, Airplane Heaven, have done an incredible job of rendering the most realistic P-38 Lightning you will find anywhere!" Cyber Skies

"The virtual cockpit is one of the smoothest and most detailed we've seen... A work of art that warbird fans will worship... Such attention to authenticity is absorbing and spellbinding... High quality add-on that shines with cinematic splendour" Aircraft magazine

Comments by: Steve
Your promo page is in error if by "far east" you imply the Pacific Theater. Japanese pilots referred to the P-38 as "two airplanes, one pilot." "Fork-tailed Devil" originated from the Luftwaffe - "Der Gabelschwanz Teufel."

Curly Six - fully functional demo aircraft!

   Filesize: 77.1MB

System Requirements:

  • FS2004 or Flight Simulator X (Acceleration/SP2 compatible)
  • 2GHz (3GHz for FSX)
  • 512MB RAM (1GB for FSX)
  • 128MB 3D graphics card
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7
  • 850MB hard drive space
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Packshot for P-38 Lightning (Download) The warbird experts at Aeroplane Heaven have spent countless hours developing this fast and agile aircraft that excelled in fighter, attack and high-altitude photo-reconnaissance roles.

The aircraft is packed with detail, from the superb VC to the gun and camera bays and the 17 authentic liveries included in the package. The famous PR aircraft of Adrian Warburton and Antoine de St Exupery are included in this package!

Download size: 102 Mb (learn about downloads)

In Stock
Earn up to 106 points.