Lockheed P-38 "Lightning"

P-38 F-5E

P-38F in Algeria 1942

P-38M Nightfighter

P-38

 

Type

 Long distance fighter, Nightfighter and reconnaissance plane

Armament

 Very diverse
Unarmed reconnaissance plane
Experiment with 23mm Madsen gun and 37mm Oldsmobile gun
P-38F - 1 x 20mm Hispano M1 Gun
4 x 12,7mm Colt-Browning MG
908kg Bombload
10 x 12,7cm Rocket projectiles

Engine

 P-38E-G - 2 x Allison V-1710-49/52 or 51/55 V-12 1325hp each
P-38H-J - 2 x Allison V-1710-89/91 V-12 1425hp each
P-38L-M - 2 x Allison V-1710-111/113 V-12 1600hp each

Weight

 Empty 4.990kg/6.350kg - Max take-off 6.508kg/9.798kg

Crew

 1

Speed

 630-666km/h

Year of construction

 June 1941 - September 1945

Quantity

 9942 of all models

User

 USA  France and UK

Manufacturer

 Lockheed Aircraft Corporation