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P-38 Lightning in the high desert #forkedtaileddevil #p38lightning

Forgotten Fighters of WWII: Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning

The XP-58 was an interesting Lockheed prototype for a long range escort fighter derived from the P-38 Lightning. The XP-58 was funded by Lockheed and they began work on it in 1940. Lockheed wanted to improve on the Lightning by making a better long range fighter. Two designs were drawn up originally and both were to be powered by the Continental IV-1430 engines. One was to be a single seat aircraft armed with one 20mm cannon and four .50 caliber machine guns. The second was to be a two seat fighter the addition of a flexible .50 caliber at the end of each tail boom. Lockheed decided to switch the power plants to the Pratt & Whitney XH-2600 in July of 1940, after it was decided the Continentals would leave the aircraft underpowered. Soon after, the two seat aircraft was designated XP-58. Lockheed ran into another road bump in development when the XH-2600 engine program was terminated. They switched the power plants once again to the Wright R-2160 Tornado engines and changed the rear firing armament to two turrets, one on the upper and one on the lower half of the fuselage. Each turret was to be armed with two .50 caliber machine guns. The Army Air Force then placed an order for a second XP-58 that was to have increased range and it was decided to switch the role of the aircraft to a low altitude attack plane. Plans were made to arm it with the 75mm M5 autocannon. However, the second XP-58 was canceled soon after it was thought up because the USAAF decided it already had two aircraft in the design phase that were more suitable for the ground attack role. The XP-58 then reverted back to its original design as a long range, high altitude fighter. The 37mm M4 autocannon was then selected as its new armament. Four were to be mounted in the nose, but the trajectory of the weapons limited their effective range. A hydraulically lifted nose that could be lifted up was tried, but was dismissed soon after for being deemed too complex. Finally, the armament of one 75mm M5 autocannon with two .50 calibers was settled on. Continued โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ

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Reflections can be fascinating, especially when they come from a P-38 'Lightning' ๐Ÿ˜‚. From the 'Freddie March Spirit of Aviation' at this years Goodwood Revival. Shot for @goodwoodrrc #goodwood #revival #goodwoodrevival #p38 #p38lightning #lockheed #1940s #classic #vintage #aviation #theflyingbulls

I love that silver paint on aircraft. Not as much as olive drab, but still, it's pretty ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ #airshow #planes #aviation #ww2 #p38lightning

One of the P38's from Tommy's 5th Air Force squadron. I wish I could have read the Words on the nose but all I can make out is "Goggle ____" maybe you guys have better eyes than I. #airplanenoseart #pacifictheater #usarmyairforce #thegreatestgeneration #p38lightning

Old meets new. The A-10 Thunderbolt flies with the P-38 Lightning @renoairraces #warbird #airshow2017 #a10warthog #p38lightning #epic

P38 over the @patriotsjetteam L-39 at the California Capital Airshow. ++++++++++++
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Awesome shot of the P-38 Lightning at sunset. #ForkTailDevil #p38 #P38lightning

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Love me some WWII planes, here's my little kraut in front of a replica #p38 lighting fighter #bmw#e46#330ci#blackbeauty#bimmer#e46fanatics#bmwgram#vert#vertlife#bae#ww2#ww2planes#p38lightning#bimmerfest#murica#bmwrepost

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P-38 Lightning in the high desert #forkedtaileddevil #p38lightning

P-38 still rules the school.

Never get bored watching this #p38 #p38lightning flying every time at airshow. #wwii #warbird #keepthemflying #avation #californiacapitalairshow #sacramento

P-38 Lightning in the high desert #forkedtaileddevil #p38lightning

"Pacific Lightning" Jack Fellows Lithograph. Picked it up for $5 bucks today.
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