BERNHARD C.F. KLEIN COLLECTION
No. 8588. Lockheed 222 RP-38 Lightning (40-744 c/n 222-2215) US Army Air Forces
01/31/2008. Remarks from Bernhard Klein
: "In 1944 Wright Field technicians removed the turbo-supercharger section
from the left engine of the first production P-38 and installed a fully equipped cockpit instead. This was done to
test the off-center piloting of an aircraft. Results were satisfactory and information was then used for the
North American P-82 Twin Mustang. The aircraft was scrapped at Bush Field, Georgia, on May 7, 1945."