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Lockheed P-38J-5-LO Lightning

29.9k Mostly  2.8 years ago
Auto Credit Based on Mostly's WIP

-Credits to SunnySkies for inspiration and design ideas!

NOTES:
A long, long while ago, I was so very ANGERY about all of the P-38 replicas that did not look anything like a P-38 at all. The legendary aircraft held sentimental value to me, and I wanted to show the community what a real P-38 looked like. Being the arrogant, ignorant scrub I was back then, I ended up making a P-38 replica that did not look anything like a P-38 at all. (Karma) So, after almost 2 months of work, I finally have my remastered version of this aircraft complete, in all of its beauty. It’s not perfect, but it is more like a P-38. Anyways, here it is, I hope you guys enjoy it.
INFO (From wikipedia):
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 pilot" (Ni hikoki, ippairotto) 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.
CONTROLS:
Basic flight controls, trim for flaps, AG8 to disable front wheel yaw steering, back gear must hit the ground FIRST while landing.
ARMEMENT:
~x1 AN/M2 20mm Autocannon
~x4 Browning M2 12.7mm Machine guns
~(Optional) x10 HVAR rockets
~(Optional) x6 M8 rockets
Additional modifications can be found here.
Please use the bottom row of the color pallet to paint your aircraft w/ extra colors for customization.
This aircraft features full customization options. For references/templates or examples for the possibilities of customizing and authenticating your very own P-38, please click here.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor WIP
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 47.3ft (14.4m)
  • Length 36.5ft (11.1m)
  • Height 13.0ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 14,231lbs (6,455kg)
  • Loaded Weight 14,896lbs (6,756kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.469
  • Wing Loading 17.1lbs/ft2 (83.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 870.3ft2 (80.9m2)
  • Drag Points 9617

Parts

  • Number of Parts 425
  • Control Surfaces 14
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    @sailor98 Another think to learn about operation vengeance was that the P-38 pilots went radio silence and used a compass.
    2 P-38 didn't take part in the mission because 1 had a faulty fuel feed and the other had a flat tire.

    2.3 years ago
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    1,019 SwiftAirTM

    it has some auto roll to it...

    2.6 years ago
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    27.3k ChiChiWerx

    Nice P-38. Couldn’t find a Spitfire (Merlin or Griffon powered) or a P-51. Would have upvoted those as well!

    2.6 years ago
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    Good fob my friend

    +1 2.7 years ago
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    @Mostly ok let me know when you can play, I may not be on in the next month or so, because I will be traveling and can't bring my laptop.

    2.7 years ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @planelover400 Definitely, it's nice to play with other people. Can't wait to do so :)

    2.7 years ago
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    @Mostly noice, we'll have to play sometime

    2.7 years ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @planelover400 Yup, I play War Thunder a lot.

    2.7 years ago
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    Nice Plane @Mostly! I was wondering if you play War Thunder, I looked at your planes and saw a lot that are in War Thunder.

    2.7 years ago
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    1,637 lis

    This is beautiful

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    History lesson The P-38 was the planes that shot down Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during a inspection tour of forward bases the mastermind of Pearl Harbor great lost to Japan it was chosen for it's long range. It is also the plane of U.S. Top Ace in WW 2 Richard Bong 40 kills sadly he was killed testing a new model back in the states not combat he was awarded the CMOH . Nice job on the plane.

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    30.9k Trainzo

    @Mostly , fantastic replica , very good job .

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @XYL 谢谢

    2.8 years ago
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    7,670 XYL

    是的!这很仿真!

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    15.6k Jacobdaniel

    60th up-vote

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    30.0k soundwave

    @Sunnyskies so so true

    2.8 years ago
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    26.6k Sunnyskies

    @BaconRoll LOL probably doesn't help I gave up on trying to catalog them all!
    There's just too many!

    +2 2.8 years ago
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    30.0k soundwave

    Looks at massive number of P-38s on site
    ANGERY BACON BOI
    Finds this

    HAPPY BACON BOI

    +2 2.8 years ago
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    finally!

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    26.6k Sunnyskies

    Had a good chance to really give it a good look and test flight.
    My favorite part of it is the articulation on the fowler flaps. It's a feature I always wanted to add to mine, but never got around to designing.
    If I ever make a 4.0 version of mine, it will probably be the central new feature.
    I also like how you modeled the elevator's unique shape that keeps it out of the swing of the rudders. The intakes also get an A+ from me. Fun real-life fact about those: The center division is the intercooler intake, and the two outside divisions are for the oil coolers.
    Additional intake facts: The pods under the wings are the turbo-supercharger ram intakes, and the ones on the tail booms are the coolant radiators.

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @Dllama4 ;(

    2.8 years ago
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    My... Max effort indeed for this Lightning, this should be awarded for sure

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    7,656 darkhawk138

    Woohooo my favorite,this is very cool

    2.8 years ago
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    101k Dllama4

    Be nice.

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @Sunnyskies Thanks, I appreciate the support!

    2.8 years ago
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