Data from P-38 Flight Manual

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  1. DAVIDICUS

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    I have listed some data from the flight manual dated August 1, 1945 that may be of interest regarding the P-38 "H", "J" and "L" Lightning.

    From: http://www.lanpartyworld.com/ww2/files/air-manuals/usaaf/p-38 PDF/P-38 POH.pdf

    Wing area - 327.5 sqft

    Gross weight (Combat) - 16,000lbs

    Wing Loading - 49lbs.

    Maximum speed - Over 420mph

    Operational Ceiling - 30,000ft

    Takeoff and Military Power - 3,000rpm @ 54" - 162gal. per hour

    War Emergency - 3,000rpm @ 60" - 180gal. per hour

    Fuel capacity 1,076 gal.

    Ammunition capacity - Up to 500 rounds for each .50 and up to 150 rounds for each 20mm
     
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