P-38L-1 (China)

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␗P-38L-1 Lightning
p-38l_1_china_rocaf.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/4.7/4.7BR
1 personCrew
8.50 tTake-off weight
3.58 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12192 mCeiling
Allison V-1710-113Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
790 km/hStructural
289 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm AN/M2 cannonWeapon 1
150 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 2
2000 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
10 x HVAR rocketsSetup 2
4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun (secondary)Setup 3
Economy
63000 Rp icon.pngResearch
240000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png10990 / 14880/11030 / 14934/3040 / 4116Repair
68000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
240000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1100 Ge icon.pngAces
172 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
370 % Sl icon.png410 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Chinese fighter P-38L-1 (China). For other variants, see P-38 (Family).

Description

GarageImage P-38L-1 (China).jpg


The ␗P-38L-1 Lightning is a rank IV Chinese twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB) and 5.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 8,534 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 665 647 12192 23.1 23.9 15.6 15.6 332
Upgraded 717 690 21.0 22.0 24.0 19.3

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
790 289 620 400 250 ~9 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 380 < 460 < 500 > 420
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
7,500 m 1,290 hp 1,416 hp

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

The P-38L-1 (China) is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

The P-38L-1 (China) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 10 x HVAR rockets
  • 4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (gunpods) (340 rpg = 1,360 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm DGP-1
II New boosters Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs FMBC mk.1
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV G-suit Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons CTRC mk.3

Pros and cons

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History

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Media

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See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

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Lockheed Corporation
Fighters  XP-38G · P-38E · P-38G-1 · P-38J-15 · Bong's P-38J-15 · P-38K · P-38L-5-LO · YP-38
Bombers  B-34 · PV-2D
Jet Fighters  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
  F-104A · F-104C
Export / License  A-29 · ▄Hudson Mk V
  ␗P-38L-1
  ␗F-104A · ▀F-104G · ␗F-104G · ▅F-104J · ▄F-104S
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries · Fiat Aviation

China twin-engine fighters and attackers
Twin-engine fighters  ␗Ki-45 hei/tei · ␗P-38L-1 · Mosquito FB.Mk.26
Attackers  ␗IL-10 (1946)