It is the standard ship of the game, with balanced attacks.
The two major weaknesses are that the bomb attack only covers where the Lightning is (huge disadvantage against the horde of bullets) and the supershot is probably the weakest supershot among the fighters.
- Subweapon : Homming Missile
- Bomb : P-51 Mustang Attack Formation
- Supershot : Type II Missiles (Level 3 is a devastating bomb that absorb bullets) (Strikers 1945 II), Twin Tasers (Strikers 1945 Plus)
- This plane is from the 1942 series .
- The plane is actually referenced to Chappy's P-38 Lightning from the film Aces: Iron Eagle III.
- The P-38 Lightning is the only playable fighter aircraft that appears in all games except Strikers 1945 III.