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AllorNothing117
01-20-2009, 06:53 AM
Someone here's bound to know...

I always thought it was the landing light, but thats just behing it under the wing...

DuxCorvan
01-20-2009, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by AllorNothing117:
Someone here's bound to know...

I always thought it was the landing light, but thats just behing it under the wing...

Landing light is under the wing in P-38J, but it's in the attack border in later types, like P-38L.

AllorNothing117
01-20-2009, 10:21 AM
What is the Attack Board?

The light and see through bit are on the wing of the L and the J on IL-2 is this correct? You didn't realy answer the quetion. lol

DKoor
01-20-2009, 10:24 AM
It's a glitch, not a feature http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif .

VF-17_Jolly
01-20-2009, 12:20 PM
Flack

AllorNothing117
01-22-2009, 03:23 PM
"flack" funny guy...

It's the landing light on the L but on the J the landing light's undernieth the wing... I also have a model kit of the 38 J which features the see through bit it must have a purpose right?

VF-17_Jolly
01-23-2009, 01:35 PM
I Think they are access panels for the aileron cables why they are clear maybe for quick visual inspection

AllorNothing117
01-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Why only one wing then?

berg417448
01-23-2009, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by AllorNothing117:
Someone here's bound to know...

I always thought it was the landing light, but thats just behing it under the wing...

Are you referring to this?

http://kazoku.org/xp-38n/walkaround/p38l-eaa16.jpg

VF-17_Jolly
01-24-2009, 07:01 AM
Can you put a pic of what your talking about

AllorNothing117
01-24-2009, 07:34 AM
Yes I am refuring to that. That is a P-38 L, the see through bit id the landing light and you can also see that the air brake is extended. However in the P-38 J the landing light petrudes from undernieth the wing. How ever this see through bit is still there? So on the J, what is it's purpose?

AllorNothing117
01-29-2009, 09:12 AM
Anyone?

b2spirita
01-29-2009, 10:32 AM
Put a pic up, that'll make so much easier.

Daiichidoku
01-29-2009, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by AllorNothing117:
What is the Attack Board?

attack border

he means 'leading edge', in hispancoolspeak

F16_Neo
01-29-2009, 02:39 PM
Gun camera?

ImMoreBetter
01-29-2009, 03:30 PM
I don't see any landing light under the wing of the J or L. Are you getting confused with the supercharger intakes?


Edit:

While researching, I found that only the early <STRIKE>Js</STRIKE> variants and the P-38J-25-LO had said landing light pod.

The P-38 in this game is not any of those varients and therefor has the landing light in the wing; the see through part.

Right from the pilots manual (http://books.google.com/books?id=qhEkkjp1bnMC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=early+p-38+landing+light&source=bl&ots=O9DVOCPGhG&sig=BYJXVATiIQWfxmicOO1DezSekJ0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result)

AllorNothing117
01-30-2009, 06:27 AM
Berg has posted a link to a pic, the Landing light on the P-38 J extends from under the wing, go on IL-2 launch a game in the P-38 J and turn the laning light on, you will see there is a lamp under the wing. (Only when you turn the light on). On the L the light is contained within the see through bit in quetion, however on the J the see throgh bit is present but it doesn't house the landing light like on the L, so what is its purpsoe?

Here is a link to a video about the J, you can see the light on the J on this vid, being extended from underneith the wing http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=...18_0&feature=related (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pDmIB7u18_0&feature=related)

AllorNothing117
01-30-2009, 06:39 AM
Awsome

o.k. so...

early J have the pod under the wing
later J and onwards have the light inside the leading edge of the wing.

So the J in IL-2 is an earier J but they put the see through bit on by mistake?

VF-17_Jolly
01-30-2009, 11:01 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/P-38J.jpg P-38J

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/P-38L.jpg P-38L

I see what you mean now and it is just an error if you use the Default skin it does not appear

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/P-38jvoidskin.jpg

ImMoreBetter
01-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by AllorNothing117:
Awsome

o.k. so...

early J have the pod under the wing
later J and onwards have the light inside the leading edge of the wing.

So the J in IL-2 is an earier J but they put the see through bit on by mistake?

No, I made a mistake.

P-38Js did not have the pod for the light. The P-38D, P-38E, P-38F, P-38G, and P-38H did.

Only one variant of the P-38J had the light on the pod; P-38J-25-LO.

The P-38 in this game is most likely a P-38J-20-LO, which had the landing light inside of the wing.

AllorNothing117
01-31-2009, 07:04 AM
But the ingame J has the pod under the wing. lol