XP-38G

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General info

XP-38G in the Garage.

The XP-38G is a gift Rank II American heavy fighter with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB) and 3.3 (RB/SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. It is available to be bought at the Gaijin Store in the "Pacific Advanced Pack"

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The XP-38G is the little brother of the P-38G. It has most of its fine handling characteristics, speed, and armament. It should be used a strike fighter.

Being a twin-boomed fighter, the XP-38 is slightly less manoeuverable than its counterparts. However, it has a very small turn radius in return.

The armament on the XP-38G is extremely powerful. A single 20mm cannon combined with 4 M2s in the nose make a devastating, accurate combination. The XP-38G can effectively slice wings in half due to its extremely accurate weapons.

The P-38 has an extremely high rate of climb and a high speed. Use it as a strike fighter- target bombers and lone fighters. Always side-climb to gain altitude over your opponent.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Offensively:
Utilize the P-38 as a strike fighter. The P-38 has very good energy retention and climb speed, so mainly use it as a BnZ fighter. However, it can be an effective turn fighter against less maneuverable opponents. Be warned, however, that once at a low speed and altitude the P-38 is a sitting duck. It is a very large fighter and easy to destroy.

Evading:
The best cure is being prepared. Always maintain a high, safe altitude. If you have to, the P-38 is best in a flat dive. It's roll rate can be used to its advantage as well. Use diving and climbing maneuvers to get out of trouble. Avoid turning to counter opponents, unless they are less maneuverable.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Gathers speed quickly in a dive
  • Good armament, can rip apart other planes quickly
  • Good for boom and zoom
  • Good climb rate

Cons:

  • Extremely prone to fire
  • Poor turning / maneuverability

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 1 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannon, nose-mounted (150 rpg)
  • 4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)

Payloads

Armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 6.5 mm Steel plate in pilot's seat.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plate behind the pilot's head.
  • 6.5 mm Steel plates in the nose.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Allison V-1710-51 12-cylinder inline x2
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1084 hp (Stock), 1350 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1264 hp (Stock), 1531 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 610 kg
Name: Allison V-1710-51 12-cylinder inline x2
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1072 hp (Stock), 1200 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1252 hp (Stock), 1380 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 610 kg
Name: Allison V-1710-51 12-cylinder inline x2
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1072 hp (Stock), 1200 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1252 hp (Stock), 1380 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 610 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 627 km/h
    • at height: 8,229 m
  • Max altitude: 12,192 m
  • Turn Time: 23.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 12.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 380 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 694 km/h
    • at height: 8,229 m
  • Max altitude: 12,192 m
  • Turn Time: 20.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 25.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 380 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 617 km/h
    • at height: 8,229 m
  • Max altitude: 12,192 m
  • Turn Time: 24.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 14.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 380 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 660 km/h
    • at height: 8,229 m
  • Max altitude: 12,192 m
  • Turn Time: 22.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 380 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 617 km/h
    • at height: 8,229 m
  • Max altitude: 12,192 m
  • Turn Time: 24.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 14.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 380 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 660 km/h
    • at height: 8,229 m
  • Max altitude: 12,192 m
  • Turn Time: 22.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 380 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)



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1.24
1.86
2.48
3.1
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Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

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XP-38G
Nation USA
Manufacture Lockheed
Design Family P-38E Lightning (U.S.)
P-38G-1 Lightning (U.S.)
P-38J-15 Lightning (U.S.)
P-38L-5-LO Lightning (U.S.)
P-38K Lightning (U.S.)
Type Interceptor/Heavy Fighter
Fighting style Boom & Zoom
Ground Attack
Close Air Support
Strike Fighter
Tremendous Firepower

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~6050 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~6870 kg
Takeoff Weight ~7200 kg
Wing Area ~30 m²
# Flap Positions 3 (Takeoff/Landing/Combat
Number of Engines 2
Airbrakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1200 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~665.34 kph at 8229 m
Climb Rate ~18.00 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~252.08 kph
Turn Time ~22.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~199.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~13338 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~15146 lb
Takeoff Weight ~15873 lb
Wing Area ~327 ft²
# Flap Positions 3 (Takeoff/Landing/Combat)
Number of Engines 2
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1200 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~413.42 mph at 26998 m
Climb Rate 59.06 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~156.64 mph
Turn Time 22.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~40.76 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
1 x AN/M2 150 rpg
4 x M2/early Browning 500 rpg
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
6 x 🚀 114mm, 17.2kg M8 rocket
Limits
Max Speed limit 790 kph
Gear lmit 289 kph
Combat Flaps 534 kph
Max static +G's ~9
Max static -G's ~5
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <321 kph
Rudder <460 kph
Elevators <500 kph
Radiator >240 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 491 mph
Gear lmit 180 mph
Combat Flaps 332 mph
Max static +G's ~9
Max static -G's ~5
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <199 mph
Rudder <286 mph
Elevators <311 mph
Radiator >149 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
has automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
5800 m
19029 ft
100% Enginepower 2620 hp
WEP Enginepower 3010 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)