Lockheed P-58B Black Lightning


Trying to sell the P-58 Chain Lightning, Lockheed offered it as a night fighter to compete with the P-61 Black Widow which struggled with its turret armament.

Armed with 8 wing mounted canon, 60 P-58B Night fighters were delivered to the USAAF and used operationally. However in the end the P-61 Black Widow was preferred by the Air Force and the P-58 was phased out of service


Last updated: 28/06/2019