Lockheed P-38J Lightning Heavy Fighter VI tier 1
Pilot

A further development of the P-38 featuring improved controllability and speed performance. A total of 2,970 aircraft were built.
Powerful machine gun and autocannon armament effective against aircraft with high survivability
Good survivability, but large dimensions and vulnerable engines
High airspeed, long-lasting boost
Low effectiveness in maneuvering combat
Effective in mid-altitude combat and in destroying small amounts of ground targets
Can carry bombs and rockets
  • 933,000
    Price
  • 25,000
    Research price

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 320
Compatibility: Lockheed P-38J Lightning
V
P-38J
VI
8800
Airframe P-38L
Specifications:
Weight , kg 6300.0
Hit Points 350
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)
Sustained fire without overheating
Effective against maneuvering targets
Specifications:
Damage per Second 45
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 750
Effective Fire Range , m 520
VI
4x12.7 mm AN/M2 (C)
VII
15800
Machine gun 12.7 mm MG-53-2 (C)
Sustained fire without overheating
Effective against maneuvering targets
Specifications:
Damage per Second 52
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 800
Effective Fire Range , m 540
Price:
Research price 15,800
Purchase price 27,000
VII
15800
4x12.7 mm MG-53-2 (C)
Cowling-mounted weapon
VI
0
Autocannon 20 mm M2 (C)
Effective at most ranges
Increased chance of critical hit
Specifications:
Damage per Second 90
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 400
Effective Fire Range , m 700
VI
20 mm M2 (C)
VII
18600
Autocannon 23 mm T4 (C)
Effective at most ranges
Increased chance of critical hit
Specifications:
Damage per Second 100
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 420
Effective Fire Range , m 720
Price:
Research price 18,600
Purchase price 45,500
Compatibility: Lockheed P-38J Lightning
VII
18600
23 mm T4 (C)
VIII
23500
Autocannon 37 mm M10 (C)
High single-shot damage
High chance of critical hit
Specifications:
Damage per Second 180
Rate of Fire , rounds/min 120
Effective Fire Range , m 540
Price:
Research price 23,500
Purchase price 81,000
Compatibility: Lockheed P-38J Lightning
VIII
23500
37 mm M10 (C)
Outboard weapon
No weapons
V
3150
Bombs 500 lb
Effective against armored ground targets
Large blast radius
V
3150
2x500 lb
Outboard weapon
No weapons
VIII
14500
Rockets 5'' HVAR Mk. 4
Effective against armored ground targets
Specifications:
Damage 1000
Damage Radius , m 30
Price:
Research price 14,500
Purchase price 500
VIII
14500
10x5'' HVAR Mk. 4

Specifications

Hit Points 320
Weight, kg 7801.0
Firepower 295
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 lb 2
5'' HVAR Mk. 4 10
Maneuverability 529
Average Time to Turn 360 deg, s 13.70
Rate of Roll, °/s 90
Controllability 78
Airspeed 749
Top Speed at Sea Level, km/h 635
Top Speed at Best Altitude, km/h 635
Maximum Dive Speed, km/h 880
Stall Speed, km/h 180
Rate of Climb, m/s 45.90
Optimum Airspeed, km/h 484
Altitude Performance, m 2200
Optimum Altitude, m 2200