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Revision as of 03:24, 29 April 2008

This aircraft page is in two sections:
World War II aircraft
P-38G
Variant of P-38 Lightning
Type Fighter/attacker
Country of origin USA
Manufacturer Lockheed
Crew Single-seat
Dimensions Wing span 52'
Length 37'10"
Height 9'10"
Internal fuel 300 gallons
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The P-38G in World War II

Development

Unit Deployment

External Links

P-38 National Association

Aces High II aircraft
P-38G
Variant of P-38 Lightning
Type Fighter/attacker
Crew Single-seat
Aces High II loadout options
Package 1 4x .50 Cal M2 500 rpg
1x 20mm M2 150 rpg
Package 2 4x .50 Cal M2 200 rpg
1x 20mm M2
Options 6x 4.5" M8 Rockets
2x 250 lb bombs
2x 500 lb bombs
2x 1,000 lb bombs
2x 150 gallon drop tanks
1x 150 gallon drop tank
1x 1K bomb + 1 drop tank
Aces High II Main Arenas
Earliest MA Early War
Typical perk cost 0 (Late War)
Available on carrier no
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The P-38G in Aces High II

Engine Power

Aces High II Performance Charts

speed chart climb chart

Firepower

Outstanding, the P-38 is probably the class of the field when it comes to fighter mounted guns. Four .50 calibre machine guns are mounted along with a 20mm Hispano cannon. Nose mounting ensures that convergence is not an issue (set out to D650) and concentration of fire is heavy. The nose mounting also gives an easy aiming reference since all weapons are firing on the center line. The match of .50 calibre and Hispano is also good as they have similar ballistic properties at short-medium ranges. Cannon ammunition is limited to 150 rounds, about average for Hispanos, but it won't last very long if you have a heavy trigger finger. You have two options for the .50's, either 200 rounds/gun or a whopping 500 rounds/gun in an overload option. While it can be tempting to take the 500 round option by default, the weight is more than double the smaller load and tends to last "too" long, making you stay around when maybe you should consider leaving instead. Shooting with the P-38 is so easy though, snapshots, deflection and even long range shots are about as easy as you can get with great effect. Even on difficult shots, the P-38 tends to deliver many hits in a short period of time and cause concentrated damage to enemy aircraft. Externally, the P-38 is also one of the most flexible aircraft for air-to-ground weapons. It can carry up to 6 rockets, as well as, two mounting points for bombs up to 1,000lbs in size. Ordinance options exist for many combinations of bombs and drop tanks so that you may not have to give up one or the other.

Maneuverability

Fighting in the P-38G

Fighting against the P-38G

External Links

Soda's Aircraft Evaluations