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P-38s, Alaska
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Specifications

General Characteristics

Performance


Armament

  • 1x Hispano M2(C) 20mm cannon with 150 rounds (2 AP, 2 tracer and 2 HE ammo belt composition) and 4x Colt-Browning MG53-2 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns with 500 rounds per gun.  The rate of fire was about 650 rounds per minute for the 20x110 mm cannon round (130 g shell) at a muzzle velocity of about 880 m/s, and for the 12.7x99 mm MGs (43-48 g), about 850 rpm at 840 m/s velocity.
  • 4x M10 three-tube 4.5 in (112 mm) rocket launchers or:
  • 10x5 in (127mm) HVAR's (High Velocity Aircraft Rocket) and/or:
  • Either 2x 2,000 lb (908 kg) or 2x 1,000 lb (454 kg), 4x 500 lb (227 kg) or 4x 250 lb (114 kg) bombs

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