This week's Movie Monday, comes from the extensive youtube aviation film archive contains a 35 minute 1943 training film on the flight characteristics of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. The twin-engine fighter saw service in World War II and was one of the famed creations of Lockheed's Kelly Johnson. This film was produced in the same vein as the North American P-51A and Messerschmitt Me-262 films that have also been posted to this page.
The video covers normal precautions, single-engine aircraft handling, landing gear and flap emergency extensions and bailout techniques. This video is not a high-level look at the aircraft, but a detailed technical look its survivability training techniques for its pilots. Enjoy!