Lockheed P-38J Lightning

Heavy Fighter
VI tier

A further development of the P-38 featuring improved controllability and speed performance. A total of 2,970 aircraft were built.

  • Crew: 1
    Pilot
  • Price: 933,000
  • Research price: 25,000

Configuration Lockheed P-38J Lightning

Engine
VI
0
Engine V-1710-49
Specifications:
Engine Type water-cooled
Weight , kg 610.0
Power 1325
VI
2xV-1710-49
VII
11200
Engine V-1710-91
Specifications:
Engine Type water-cooled
Weight , kg 620.0
Power 1425
Price:
Research price 11,200
Purchase price 60,000
VII
11200
2xV-1710-91
VII
17100
Engine V-1710-111
Specifications:
Engine Type water-cooled
Weight , kg 633.0
Power 1725
Price:
Research price 17,100
Purchase price 96,800
Compatibility: Lockheed P-38J Lightning
VII
17100
2xV-1710-111
Airframe
V
0
Airframe P-38J
Specifications:
Weight , kg 6251.0
Hit Points 310
Compatibility: Lockheed P-38J Lightning
V
P-38J
VI
8800
Airframe P-38L
Specifications:
Weight , kg 6300.0
Hit Points 340
Price:
Research price 8,800
Purchase price 72,500
Compatibility: Lockheed P-38J Lightning
VI
8800
P-38L
Cowling-mounted weapon
VI
0
Machine gun 12.7 mm AN/M2 (C)
Ineffective against armored targets
Specifications:
Weight , kg 76.0
Caliber , mm 12.70
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 750
Muzzle Velocity , m/s 890
Damage 78
VI Ineffective against armored targets
4x12.7 mm AN/M2 (C)
VII
15800
Machine gun 12.7 mm MG-53-2 (C)
Ineffective against armored targets
Specifications:
Weight , kg 78.0
Caliber , mm 12.70
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 850
Muzzle Velocity , m/s 890
Damage 89
Price:
Research price 15,800
Purchase price 27,000
VII Ineffective against armored targets
15800
4x12.7 mm MG-53-2 (C)
Cowling-mounted weapon
VI
0
Autocannon 20 mm M2 (C)
Ineffective against armored targets
Specifications:
Weight , kg 129.0
Caliber , mm 20.00
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 700
Muzzle Velocity , m/s 840
Damage 115
VI Ineffective against armored targets
20 mm M2 (C)
VII
18600
Autocannon 23 mm T4 (C)
Moderately effective against armored targets
Specifications:
Weight , kg 138.0
Caliber , mm 23.00
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 800
Muzzle Velocity , m/s 820
Damage 175
Price:
Research price 18,600
Purchase price 45,500
Compatibility: Lockheed P-38J Lightning
VII Moderately effective against armored targets
18600
23 mm T4 (C)
VIII
23500
Autocannon 37 mm M10 (C)
Moderately effective against armored targets
Specifications:
Weight , kg 146.0
Caliber , mm 37.00
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 165
Muzzle Velocity , m/s 610
Damage 220
Price:
Research price 23,500
Purchase price 81,000
Compatibility: Lockheed P-38J Lightning
VIII Moderately effective against armored targets
23500
37 mm M10 (C)
Outboard weapon
No weapons
V
3150
Weapons 500 pound bomb
Effective against armored targets
V Effective against armored targets
3150
2x500 pound bomb
Outboard weapon
No weapons
VIII
14500
Rockets 5'' HVAR Mk. 4
Effective against armored targets
Specifications:
Weight , kg 64.0
Damage Radius , m 30
Damage 1000
Price:
Research price 14,500
Purchase price 250
VIII Effective against armored targets
14500
10x5'' HVAR Mk. 4

Specifications

Hit Points 310
Weight , kg 7904.0
Firepower 203
12.7 mm AN/M2 (C) 4
12.7 mm MG-53-2 (C) 4
20 mm M2 (C) 1
23 mm T4 (C) 1
37 mm M10 (C) 1
500 pound bomb 2
5'' HVAR Mk. 4 10
Maneuverability 227
Average Time to Turn 360 deg , s 29.10
Rate of Roll , °/s 90
Controllability 88
Airspeed 584
Top Speed at Sea Level , km/h 476
Top Speed at Best Altitude , km/h 635
Maximum Dive Speed , km/h 880
Stall Speed , km/h 180
Rate of Climb , m/s 18.00
Optimum Airspeed , km/h 400
Altitude Performance , m 2250
Optimum Altitude , m 2250
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