Lockheed P-38 Lightning

by   23.3k TheGuyYouMightKnow  6 months ago

Just about the millionth P-38 on this site. It certainly isn't perfect but it's as good as it's going to get.

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II-era American piston-engined fighter aircraft. Developed for the United States Army Air Corps, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Allied propaganda claimed it had been nicknamed the fork-tailed devil (German: der Gabelschwanz-Teufel) by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one e pilot"? by the Japanese. The P-38 was used for interception, dive bombing, level bombing, ground attack, night fighting, photo reconnaissance, radar and visual pathfinding for bombers and evacuation missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings.

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General Characteristics

  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 63.2ft (19.3m)
  • Length 51.4ft (15.7m)
  • Height 16.6ft (5.1m)
  • Empty Weight 18,552lbs (8,415kg)
  • Loaded Weight 23,854lbs (10,820kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.419
  • Wing Loading 40.1lbs/ft2 (196.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 594.3ft2 (55.2m2)
  • Drag Points 14590

Parts

  • Number of Parts 430
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    30.2k Awsomur

    This is awesome!

    3 months ago
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    @Awsomur

    3 months ago
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    its almost identical to this except from inside @ThePrototype

    3 months ago
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    1,284 4404

    @TheGuyYouMightKnow This thing is sexy, bull its over done. Getting my PC tomorrow. The. Ill use it, to many parts for my phone at the moment. Hyped

    5 months ago
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    @Tessemi Yeah it's over done as hell but thanks! I appreciate it!

    6 months ago
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    32.6k Tessemi

    atleast you know about the amount of p38s. but yes, this is the best one so far

    6 months ago
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    @TheLatentImage Thanks!

    6 months ago
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    This is pretty well done, nice work man.

    6 months ago
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    I cant do it it runs vary slow for me sorry just try to add some rokets or 2 1000lbs bombs

    6 months ago
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    Im going to downlode it and realise an improved one with weapons

    6 months ago
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    @Delosofy Thanks! I'll try to tune in!

    6 months ago
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    597 Delosofy

    Good plane im gonna showcase it in my live stream on 10/15/17 PST!

    6 months ago
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    @DragonAerotech It is mobile friendly, if you're on IOS you'll get a warning about the size but it should be fine. I usually try to make my more detailed planes mobile friendly if if I can!

    6 months ago
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    @TheGuyYouMightKnow Don't get me wrong, looks great as is and yes, its likely cleaner w/o the custom landing gear. Furthermore the smaller part count might even make it low enough to be friendly to mobile users. ^_~

    6 months ago
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    @DragonAerotech Thanks! I went with default landing gear because I thought it looked cleaner but I do wish I had done my one gear, but its a bit late to change it now XD

    6 months ago
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    @Sunnyskies Thanks a bunch!

    6 months ago
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    @TheGuyYouMightKnow I've always been a fan of twin-boom aircraft,so when I see this pop up in my jetstream with that detailed office, of course you're going to get my vote! She looks nice, I won't be able to look closer/fly her for a while but from what I see I like it! With all the detail though, why did you go with stock landing gear rather than building up detailed replica landing gear? No criticism intended, only curious!

    6 months ago
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    25.7k Sunnyskies

    @TheGuyYouMightKnow Added.
    Overall score 9/10. Very nice plane. Best cockpit I've seen yet in a P-38. Be very proud of that.

    6 months ago
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    @Trainzo Thanks!

    6 months ago
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    7,670 Trainzo

    Very good job . Great plane .

    6 months ago
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    @TheGuyYouMightKnow yes...

    6 months ago
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    @temporaryaccount I'm aware it's a joke, I've gotten "do I know you?" About a million times and I always reply with "you might" because it's part of the name.

    6 months ago
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    @TheGuyYouMightKnow jk, I don't know you lol.

    6 months ago
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    @temporaryaccount You might.

    6 months ago
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    Do I know you?

    6 months ago
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