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Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning

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XP-58

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Totals
12800 Price
700 Survivability
20161 kgWeight
1164.6 Damage
Speed
1925.7 Airspeed
780 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
780 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
2500 mOptimum Altitude
900 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
106.1 m/sRate of Climb
200 km/hStall Speed
615 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
77.1 Controllability
13.9 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
80 °/sRate of Roll
947.5 Maneuverability
XP-58
VIII
Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
12800
Further modification of the twin-engine P-38 Lightning fighter. The only completed prototype was tested in 1944.

Tech Tree

Engine
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngIX
0
Engine
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp3000
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg2408
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2x
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngIX
0
EngineV-3420-13
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp3000
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg2408
tree_wowp_ico-engine.pngIX
2xV-3420-13
Airframe
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngVIII
0
Airframe
Specifications:
Survivability700
Weight, kg17208
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngVIII
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0
AirframeXP-58
Specifications:
Survivability700
Weight, kg17208
tree_wowp_ico-planer.pngVIII
XP-58
Cowling-mounted weapon
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0
Machine gun37 mm T9 (C)
Specifications:
Caliber37
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage200
Rate of Fire, rounds/min120
Weight, kg120
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4x37 mm T9 (C)
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0
Machine gun
Specifications:
Caliber37
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage200
Rate of Fire, rounds/min120
Weight, kg120
Price:
Purchase price47500
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4x
Turret
tree_wowp_ico-turret.pngVII
0
Turret12.7 mm AN/M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun4
Damage128
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm AN/M2
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0
Turret12.7 mm AN/M2
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun4
Damage128
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
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12.7 mm AN/M2
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No weapons
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No weapons
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No weapons


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
IX 3000 water-cooled 2408 130000
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
VIII 700 17208 100000
Cowling-mounted weapon

Cowling-mounted weapon

Tier Machine gun Caliber Muzzle Velocity, m/s Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
VII 37 1120 200 120 120 47500
Turret

Turret

Tier Turret Caliber Machine gun Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
VII 12.7 mm AN/M2 13.2 4 128 30 5 90000


Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • High Durability
  • High speed and good maneuverability
  • Long, powerful boost
  • Powerful foward-armament with long range
  • 2 twin tail guns with high damage and wide arc of fire


Cons:


  • Very large target
  • Autocannons have a slow firing rate and fast overheat
  • Fairly inaccurate without equipment or skills
  • Autocannons lose accuracy significantly when pilot is killed


Performance

The XP-58 "Chain Lightning" is an interesting breakaway from its predecessor, the P-38 line.

Unlike the P-38, the XP-58 doesn't have rapid-firing machine guns and autocannons as well as a wide array of powerful ordnance. This minor setback makes it a bit worse in respects of sustained fire. Instead, its four accurate cannons have a very long reach and a very high damage per shot; this mixed with its impressive mobility characteristics makes it not only an effective bomber killer, but also a very good defence aircraft. It can train its guns on multirole and pure fighters with relative ease, but absolutely shred heavy fighters and attack aircraft. The damage per shot also aids in striking ground targets and quickly dispatching them. Its powerful defence armament of 4 AN/M2s in dorsal and ventral twin turrets allow for very good defence against pests, especially with its wide gun arc.

Overall, the XP-58 "Chain Lightning" is a very different beast than its smaller cousins. Its not quite as flexible, but can punish nearly everything better than most planes it encounters.


Early Research

Premium aircraft, no research required


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