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Features
Accurate detailed 3D model using 3D mesh modeling.
Custom designed for Flight Simulator X SP 2.
Highly detailed 3D mesh virtual cockpit.
Classic WWII cockpit and modern instrument cockpit available
With all weapons systems active and functional , including access to charger bays.
3D gauges with smooth gauge performance.
Realistic and consistent flight control and performance.
Accurate aircraft systems modeling.
Aircraft animations faithful replicated to the smallest detail, including landing gears, control surfaces, and weapons.
Reflective shine and luminosity in exterior texturing. FS X version features bump mapping and all of the texture mapping effects introduced in SP 2.
Extensive documentation.
Load Manager for adding additional paint schemes and configuring weight, balance and realism preferences.
Repaint kit for aircraft painting enthusiasts.
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The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was one of the most successful fighters in the Pacific during WWII. Designed in 1937 - 1939 in answer to an Army Air Corps requirement for pursuit aircraft in twin-engine configuration to achieve a specific speed/weight ratio with a given amount of armaments.

 

In March 1940, the French and the British put the P38 into service. After the fall of France in June 1940, the British christened the plane "Lightning". The P38 was used extensively as a long-range escort fighter to protect heavy bomber operations in both Europe and the Pacific, escorting bombers at altitudes between 18-25,000 ft. The P-38 was credited with destroying more Japanese aircraft than any other U.S. fighter.

Over 10,000 P38s were manufactured in all; becoming the only U.S. combat aircraft that remained in continuous production throughout the duration of American participation in World War II. After the war surplus P-38s were also used by other air forces around the world.

 

 

P-38J Lightning YIPPEE

The 5,000th Lightning built was painted bright vermilion red, and had the name YIPPEE painted on the underside of the wings in big white letters as well as the signatures of hundreds of factory workers.

 

This aircraft was used by Lockheed test pilots Milo Burcham and Tony LeVier in flight demonstrations, performing such stunts as slow rolls at treetop level with one prop feathered to show that the P-38 was not the unmanageable beast of legend.
 

P38-J Red Bull

As a very special paint scheme we have chosen to recreate the Red Bull restoration of Marvin "Lefty" Gardner's 'White Lightning' P-38J. This legendary airplane is part of aviation history, and a must for any P-38 fan.
You can read more about the restoration here:
   
Here are some fascinating videos:

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Aircraft Specifications
General characteristics  
Crew: 1
Length: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
Wingspan: 52 ft 0 in (15.85 m)
Height: 12 ft 10 in (3.91 m)
Wing area:  327.5 ft² (30.43 m²)
Airfoil: NACA 23016 / NACA 4412
Empty weight: 12,800 lb[69] (5,800 kg)
Loaded weight: 17,500 lb[69] (7,940 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 21,600 lb (9,798 kg)
Powerplant: 2× Allison V-1710-111/113 liquid-cooled turbo-supercharged V-12, 1,725 hp (As certified by Lockheed and Allison Industries) (1,194 kW) each
Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0268
Drag area:  8.78 ft² (0.82 m²)
Aspect ratio: 8.26
   
Performance  
Maximum speed: 443 mph War Emergency Power-1,725 hp @ 64 inHG (28,000 ft)

414 mph on Military Power-1,425hp @ 54 inHG at 25,000 ft (667 km/h at 7,620 m)

Stall speed: 105 mph
Range: 1,300 mi combat, over 3,300 mi (5,300 km) ferry (1,770 km / 3,640 km)
Service ceiling: 44,000 ft
Rate of climb: Maximum: 4,750 ft/min (1,448 m/min)
Wing loading: 53.4 lb/ft²
Lift-to-drag ratio: 13.5

Recommended System  Specifications
While cutting edge add-on aircraft such as this will "run" on a system with the minimum specifications outlined by Microsoft,  we recommend the following as minimum guidelines to achieve acceptable performance:

Intel or AMD multi-core microprocessor  with 2.5 GHz+ speed and 2 GB RAM minimum for all FS X flights
Quad core processors, 2 GB+ each is optimum for all FS X flights
Microsoft Flight Simulator X SP2, Gold or Acceleration versions
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 - 32 bit or 64 bit platform
Nvidia or ATI Radeon based 3D accelerator video card with full antialiasing and T&L lighting capability and a minimum of 256 MB onboard RAM. 512 MB+ onboard RAM recommended.
SoundBlaster Live or equivalent 128-bit DirectX sound device
Up-to-date DirectX video and sound drivers