P-38, I think

P-38, I think

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4 years 15 weeks ago, 1:51 PM

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Yep, P-38 Lightning

IMO the best fighter aircraft of WWII, they topped out in the 500mph
range, as fast as early Jets.

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4 years 15 weeks ago, 1:56 PM

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P-38

Was always my favorite WWII plane.

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4 years 15 weeks ago, 6:53 PM

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Love P38, especially when I found out they were an awesome plane to fly from the History Channel

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4 years 15 weeks ago, 7:01 PM

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On the money Mike..

Think they pushed the "prop" era about as far as it could go.. The Alison V's gave them a lot less frontal area, and as i understand it.. when the Brits changed from normal aspiration, to superchargers.. Least ive always heard Brits given credit.. will see how this thread plays out..

Course who's gonna argue with a blow job.. Ok my friends..see ya later..food time..

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4 years 15 weeks ago, 7:06 PM

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Yep, you are correct. The Brits did start the whole supercharger thing. No argument here bro!

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4 years 15 weeks ago, 8:45 PM

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Superchargers!

From memory...no google tonight..Sorry!...superchargers fell under a "no export ban" during WWII, they were a "new concept" and top secret during the war....They were more like a centrifical supercharger, mechanicaly driven Turbo more than anything, as opposed to a "roots" type blower.
The superchargers were mounted in the tail "boom" behind each engine....hence the air scoops in the tail booms.

I am a "geek", I have an RC P-38, it hauls ass!!

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4 years 15 weeks ago, 8:53 PM

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Mike,

the P-38's that were shiped to the brit's were sans BOOST! (superchargers). Naturally asperated..just like we "roll" today, even Isreal doesn't get "top of the line" shit!

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 2:14 PM

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The last production of the p-38,the P38L was capeable of 414 miles per hour, the earlier ones
ran around 395-400 mph.

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 2:21 PM

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Oddly enough if my memory is right, and with Hamp on the no wikipedia thing.. This is from a radial engine P47 thunder bolt. .. Im close on that but thunder bolt doesn't sound right.. hep.

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