The Lockheed Lighting that is!

For your listening enjoyment, the startup sounds from YouTube of a pair of turbo-charged Allison V-1710 12-cylinder liquid-cooled engines powering a Lockheed P-38J Lightning fighter, the same powerplants of the Lockheed F-5E Photo Lightning aircraft flown by the 35th Photo Recon Squadron. Each engine produced 1,425hp.

Startup

Moving then to a takeoff sequence from YouTube with another P-38:

Takeoff

And lastly, for the YouTube-posted sound of a P-38 “beating up the field:”

Low Pass

These sounds were commonplace among the airfields in China which the 35th PRS operated at with its several detached flights.

Sometimes you just need to pitch up and out...  A gathering of Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter planes at Sacramento, California.  (Courtesy P-38 National Association)

Sometimes you just need to pitch up and out… A gathering of Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter planes at Sacramento, California. (Courtesy P-38 National Association)

Rather a different sound from an air-cooled radial engine such as on a P-47 Thunderbolt or an F4U Corsair, but sweet to those who appreciate the Lockheed Lightning!
References

Lockheed P-38J, Planes of Fame Air Museum Info, at: http://planesoffame.org/index.php?mact=staircraft,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01what=stplanes&cntnt01alias=P-38J&cntnt01returnid=128

“The Original China Tail Numbers,” posted at: https://35prs.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/the-original-china-tail-numbers/

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