Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning

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    The XP-58 was the largest version of the series of aircraft based on the P-38. The "Chain Lightning" was initially designed as a long-range bomber escort, but was redesigned as a low-altitude ground attack aircraft and finally retro-designed back to a bomber escort/attack aircraft. Engine and supercharger problems caused the project to be canceled after one aircraft was built. A compilation of photos of the prototype, can be found in the link:

    Aviação em Floripa: Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning


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    THX for posting. :)
     
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    This is a predecessor to the P-61 correct?
     
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    Nope. It is a development of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning as a long-range fighter.
     
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    I figured it was a Lightning variant due to its design and obviously the name but it looks very similar to the P-61. Interesting
     
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