-Credits to SunnySkies for inspiration and design ideas!
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.
Basic flight controls, trim for flaps, AG8 to disable front wheel yaw steering, back gear must hit the ground FIRST while landing.
~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.
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.469
- Wing Loading 17.1lbs/ft2 (83.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 870.3ft2 (80.9m2)
- Drag Points 9617
- Number of Parts 425
- Control Surfaces 14
- Performance Cost 1,825