A Super Lightning?




 
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November 29th, 2015  
pampa14
 

Topic: A Super Lightning?


During World War II, the Lockheed developed a long-range version of its famous fighter P-38 Lightning, however, due to technical problems the project was canceled. The link below provides a collection of interesting photos of the plane and a question: If the plane had entered service, have reached the success of the P-38? What do you think? Visit the link, see the photos and answer this question through a poll at the end of the post.


http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com...lightning.html


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November 29th, 2015  
George
 
Looks similar to the P-61 that was used as a night fighter, would assume it would be classed as a heavy fighter and those didn't do well as a class. In '43-'44 the 5th Air Force put out a requirement for a new twin engine fighter with specific minimum increases in range and other performance increases and must be able to fly on one engine. It resulted in the Twin Mustang.
November 30th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
Certainly looks like they bolted a P-61 fusilage in to a P-38 frame although the nose is a lot shorer than the P-61.

At a guess I would suspect it was a hybrid of the two.
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