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P-38 vs Zero

P-38 vs Zero

P-38 Lightning versus Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Airplane P-38 Lightning Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Country USA Japan
Type of aircraft Heavy fighter Fighter
First Flight 1939 1939
Introduction 1941 1940
Crew 1 1
Number built 10050 11000

Airplanes dogfight compare

Lethality points 75 77
Lethality level High High
Firing Time pts (main gun) 14 15
Firing Time pts (secondary guns) 38 45
Firing Time pts (total) 52 60
Main gun Rate of fire (round/min) 750 500
Main gun Effective range (yd) 2000 3000
Main gun Effective range (m) 1829 2743
Turn Radius (No flaps) 817 423
Turn Radius (Full flaps) 596 342
Speed/Accele./Agility pts 54 125
Acceleration (0-150 ft (ft/s)) 9,20 10,10
Acceleration (0-150 ft (m/s)) 2,80 3,08
Acceleration (250-300 ft (ft/s)) 24,20 18,70
Acceleration (250-300 ft (m/s)) 7,38 5,70
Wing Loading (lb/sq ft) 54 22
Wing Loading (kg/sq m) 264 107
Max Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,135 0,257
Max Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,298 0,566
Min Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,079 0,143
Min Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,174 0,316
Climb Rate (ft/min) 4750 2900
Climb Rate (m/min) 1448 884

Airplanes Size/Power/Specs

Length (ft) 37,90 29,80
Length (m) 11,55 9,08
Width (ft) 52,00 39,30
Width (m) 15,85 11,98
Height (ft) 12,80 10,00
Height (m) 3,90 3,05
Wing Area (sq ft) 328 242
Wing Area (sq m) 30,5 22,5
Empty Weight (lb) 12755 3700
Empty Weight (kg) 5786 1678
Max. Take Off (lb) 21800 6630
Max. Take Off (kg) 9888 3007
Engine Power (hp) 1725 950
Engine 2 × Allison V-1710 1 × Nakajima Sakae 12
Max Speed (mph) 443 331
Max Speed (km/h) 713 533
Max Speed (Mach) 0,58 0,43
Max Range (miles) 1300 1915
Max Range (km) 2092 3082
Service Ceiling (ft) 44000 32650
Service Ceiling (m) 13411 9952

 

Airplanes armament and equipment

1 x 20mm cannon in nose
4 x 12.7mm Browning heavy machine guns in nose
10 x 5in high-explosive rockets
2 x Drop Drop Tanks
2 x 500lb Conventional Drop Bombs

 

2 x 20mm cannons
2 x 7.7mm machine guns

 

 

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