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Lockheed P-38L “Lightning” — Specifications

Length

37 ft. 10 in.

Wingspan

52 ft.

Wing Area

327.5 sq. ft.

Height

12 ft. 10 in.

Empty Weight

12,300 lbs.

Max. Weight

17,500 lbs.

Engine

Two Allison V-1710-89/91 12-cylinder, supercharged engines, 1,475 hp each, counter-rotating

Maximum Speed

414 mph

Cruise Speed

290 mph

Maximum Range Cruise

190 mph

Landing Speed

85 mph

Stall Speed (fighter)

67 mph

Rate of Climb

3,200 fpm

Service Ceiling

44,000 feet

Combat Range

450 miles

Ferry Range

2,200 miles

Crew

1

Armament

Four .50 caliber machine guns, one 20mm cannon, up to 4,000 lbs of rockets, bombs, or depth charges

Number built(all P-38 variants)

9,923

Survivors (as of 2003)

21

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