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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

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LO7701

LO7702

LO7704

LO7706

LO7801

Designed in 1937 as a high-altitude interceptor. Equipped with droppable fuel tanks, the a/c was used extensively for long range bomber escort. It was also used in dive bomber, level bombing, ground attack, and photo-reconnaissance roles.

General:

Type: Fighter

Crew: 1

Seating: 1

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

37' 10"

12' 10"

52' 0"

- lbs.

17500 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

2

1475 hp per engine

Allison V-1710

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

1100 miles

414 mph

275 mph

0 ft/sec

40,000 ft

Armament:

1x20mm cannon, 4x.50-cal machine guns; could also carry 10x5" rockets or 4,000 lbs. of bombs.

     

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