Lockheed P-38 Lightning

by   17.8k TheGuyYouMightKnow  11 days 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

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  • 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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    @Tessemi Yeah it's over done as hell but thanks! I appreciate it!

    6 days ago
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    22.2k Tessemi

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

    7 days ago
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    @TheLatentImage Thanks!

    8 days ago
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    This is pretty well done, nice work man.

    8 days 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

    9 days ago
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    Im going to downlode it and realise an improved one with weapons

    9 days ago
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    @Delosofy Thanks! I'll try to tune in!

    9 days ago
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    578 Delosofy

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

    9 days 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!

    9 days 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. ^_~

    10 days 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

    10 days ago
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    @Sunnyskies Thanks a bunch!

    10 days 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!

    10 days ago
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    22.6k 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.

    10 days ago
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    @Trainzo Thanks!

    10 days ago
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    4,116 Trainzo

    Very good job . Great plane .

    10 days ago
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    @TheGuyYouMightKnow yes...

    10 days 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.

    10 days ago
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    @TheGuyYouMightKnow jk, I don't know you lol.

    10 days ago
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    @temporaryaccount You might.

    10 days ago
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    Do I know you?

    11 days ago
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    @Liquidfox Thank you! I've come to have a distaste for P-38s too but I couldn't find any with a cockpit (I didn't look for very long so there may very well be other P-38s with cockpits) so I thought i'd try to spice things up with a more detailed one.

    11 days ago
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    29.5k Liquidfox

    Im really starting to hate P-38s, but this is beautiful

    11 days ago
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    @Sunnyskies I must admit that it doesn't perform as well as I'd like it to but there's only so much I can do to make it better.

    11 days ago
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    1,700 shipster

    @Sunnyskies alright

    11 days ago
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