Bringing the past to life with colour

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

p-38-lightning
The Lockheed YP-38 Lightning, probably around 1939. The “Y” denotes “prototype”, which is probably why all the reference photos I’ve seen of the YP, or Yippee, show the aircraft in this lurid colour.

p-38-lightning
Original B&W photo.

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