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Lockheed P-38 Lightning (N79123)

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Gary GuyPhoto Uploader
Scat III at KOSH, AirVenture 2015
Rob Spencer
Another great tribute to Robin Olds . . .
Yvon Dionne
The props look great....
Geoff Anthony
Wow, love the fact that people are taking such good care of the old warbirds
AABABY
Sister ship to Glacier Girl?
jim gevay
"Scat III", formerly "Ruff Stuff" is a P-38L, a later model from the earlier P-38F of "Glacier Girl".
One of the easiest differences to spot are the larger/deeper intercooler scoops under the spinners of the J and later models. The earlier models had the beautifully sleeker scoops.

This one is owned by Jerry Fagen from Granite Falls in western Minnesota. They put on a great Warbird airshow every other year in the summer.
http://www.fagenfighterswwiimuseum.org/aircraft/aircraft.html

Robin Olds is a famous fighter pilot who fought in WWII and Viet Nam. He had a long and interesting career in the Air Force, and was married to a Hollywood actress.
He and his daughter wrote a book about his flying career, titled "Fighter Pilot". It's an excellent book to read about his exploits during both wars and in between. This guy was the true blue, dyed in the wool 100% fighter pilot.

https://www.amazon.com/Fighter-Pilot-Memoirs-Legendary-Robin/dp/0312569513
Jim Newton
The old, venerable "Fork Tailed Devil" which dispatched Admiral Yamamoto's Betty Transport.
Jim Newton
Remembering Colonel Robin Olds and his tenacity during Vietnam. He pushed for Operation Bolo, I think it was called, to mimic the Thuds which were really Phantoms reduced the North Vietnamese Mig fleet by 1/2. He WAS the BEST.
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