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Lockheed P-38 Lightning (Heavy fighter challenge)

2,348 Cookiewinner9  3 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Boeing727200F's Heavy fighter challenge [closed early]

The P-38 Lightning is a World War II fighter aircraft made by Lockheed. It was mainly used by the United States Air Force. It first flew in 1939. It was different from other fighters because it had two engines instead of one, and was twice the size of other fighters. The plane fought in the Pacific and in Europe. It could carry 4 50-caliber machine guns and a 20mm cannon. With a top speed of over 400 miles per hour the P-38 was one of the fastest fighters of its time. The P-38 is also accounted for capturing 90% of all aerial footage over Europe. By 1944, it was replaced by the faster P-51 Mustang in Europe. The P-38 was the only American fighter being built at the beginning and the end of the war. The Germans called it the "Fork tailed devil."

Built for the Heavy fighter challenge

  • The US military never officially designated an aircraft as a "heavy fighter," but from the 1930s through to the immediate post-WWII period there were a slew of American designs that were twin-engined, relatively heavy in weight, and designed in line with other nations’ heavy fighter philosophy


  • Detailed custom cockpit
  • Custom landing gear
  • Realistic armament
  • Very agile for a plane this heavy

- I never tried landing with this, but i imagine it would be ok


General Characteristics


  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.498
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.74
  • Wing Loading 49.6lbs/ft2 (242.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 136.3ft2 (12.7m2)
  • Drag Points 3252


  • Number of Parts 132
  • Control Surfaces 6
  • Performance Cost 763
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    @Cookiewinner9 it looks like a XF-50 a little

    3 months ago
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    @Boeing727200F No problem, good tuing actually as i need to inform you that i accidentally forgot to turn of collision on the elevators which makes the P38 spin out a lot, if you turn collisions of on the elvators it flies flawlessly

    3 months ago
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    I won’t be able to rate this one for a while due to school

    3 months ago