P-38s of U.S. Army 13th Air Force demonstrate ability to drop auxiliary tanks during World War II in Pacific Theater
Pacific Theater Date:1943, November 25 Duration:1 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
November 25, 1943 13th Air Force, South Pacific,during World War 2. A flight of three P-38s in formation with cumulus clouds behind them. Two are being photographed from the third airplane.
The lead P-38 demonstrates ability to improve performance for aerial combat, by jettisoning its long range 250 gallon drop tanks and accelerating ahead of the other aircraft.
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