P-38 Lightning Light Rockets (US)

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P-38 Lightning Light Rockets
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General data
TypeAir
Nation
PhaseA
Deployment cost130
Weapons
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M2HB x4 Air (12.7mm)
Accuracy: 4/10
Rate of fire: 3000 r/m
High Explosive: 2
Range: 1200m


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Hispano II 20mm (20mm)
Accuracy: 4/10
Rate of fire: 600 r/m
High Explosive: 1
Range: 1200m


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M8 x6 (110mm)
Accuracy: 2/10
Rate of fire: 144 r/m
High Explosive: 10 (22m AoE)
Range: 900m

Ammunition2000/148/6
Survivability
Armor
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ResilienceBad
AgilityMedium
Mobility and detection
Speed600 km/h
OpticsNormal
Special abilities
This plane is armed with medium calibre rockets to engage ground targets. Very efficient against infantry & soft-skin vehicles, they can still deal some damage to light armoured ones. MEDIUM ROCKET

P-38 Lightning Light Rockets is a United States Air unit.

Overview[edit | edit source]

A Lockheed design created in response to a 1937 specification by the Army Air Corps, the P-38 Lightning was an unique design from its inception. Using twin booms for the tail assembly, engines, and superchargers and a single central nacelle for the pilot and armament, the P-38 avoided the usual problem of wing-mounted guns by clustering them in one place and firing straight ahead, greatly increasing weapon range. Additionally, it offered excellent speed and performance, particularly in later, more mature versions.

The P-38 was introduced in July 1941, and went to fight on all fronts of the war, from Pearl Harbor to the end of the Pacific War, with over 10,000 fighters produced in numerous configurations. It has the distinction of being the only American fighter aircraft in high-volume production throughout World War II.

M8 was a rocket developed by  National Defense Research Committee and the Army Ordnance Department. With prototypes created by Colonel Leslie Skinner out of old fire extinguisher tanks for rocket casings. These were mounted on fighters with M10 triple-tube launcher.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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