I can highly recommend Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs - WikipediaFortunately all defense procurement is run by incompetents, not just the UK
its depressing though
you're getting your Lightnings mixed upLong range fighter with restricted range?
"Upon its official introduction in 1940, the P-38 was capable of climbing to 3,300 feet in a single minute and reaching 400 mph, 100 mph faster than any other fighter in the world. It also doubled as an intimidating long-range threat, capable of carrying a larger payload than early B-17s and boasting a range of 1,150 miles. "
A new American fighter, the P-38 Lightning, peeled down from the skies over Iceland on August14, 1942. True to its name, it was akin to a force of nature: fast, unforeseen, and immensely powerful.www.lockheedmartin.com
p-38 - long range 'pursuit' fighter
EE Lightning - mach 2 interceptor that climbed like a rocket, but needed topping up practically by the end of the runway