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Maple_Tiger
11-14-2004, 09:30 AM
Right now, we can only select 2 1000lb bombs.



http://www.lsfm.org/aircraft/lghtning.htm

This sight states the bomb load for the L to be 2000lb-4000lb.



http://www.warbirdalley.com/p38.htm

This sight states that the bomb load for the J is 2 1600lb bombs.



http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/URG/p38.htm

This sight sates that the bomb load for the L is 4000lb's



http://www.pilotfriend.com/century-of-flight/Aviation%20history/new_ww2_aircraft/p38.htm

Another sight that states that the bomb load out for the J is 2 1600lb bombs.



http://www2.gvsu.edu/~ramseyea/P-38.html

Another sight that states that the L could carry
4000lb of bombs.

Daiichidoku
11-14-2004, 10:22 AM
yup the 38 could carry 2x 2000lbs bombs

38s were even tested carrying TWO torpedoes

Maple_Tiger
11-14-2004, 10:26 AM
It must be realy dark in there.

How is you'r out look on life?



Just joking with you dude.

Willey
11-14-2004, 12:09 PM
Couldn't it even carry FOUR 1000ers? 2 between booms and cockpit, and 2 behind the booms where the rockets are IIRC.

As for the P-47: They mixed something up. Instead of 2 500 + 1 1000 it should be 2 1000 + 1 500.

Tater-SW-
11-14-2004, 12:11 PM
While they're at it, fix the SBD loadouts. SBDs could not carry 500lb bombs on the wings at all, and the normal wing load was 2x100 which isn't even an option. The 100s were not super effective, so later they weren't even carried most of the time.

The only two wing-rack + center rack loadouts you ever see talked about were 2x100 + 1x500, and 2x100 + 1x1000.

tater

Gibbage1
11-15-2004, 06:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Willey:
Couldn't it even carry FOUR 1000ers? 2 between booms and cockpit, and 2 behind the booms where the rockets are IIRC.

As for the P-47: They mixed something up. Instead of 2 500 + 1 1000 it should be 2 1000 + 1 500. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No. The mount on the outer wings was not strong enough to hold 1000lb. I have seen field mods of 250lb bombs on the outer wings, plus 6 250 or 500lb bombs in the inner pylons. But again, field mods. Oleg frouns on Field mods, unless its a Russian aircraft of corse http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

JG53Frankyboy
11-15-2004, 07:00 PM
i would like to have the full ammoload of the P-47s (425rpg) as standart - as it was so far i know.

reduced ammoload (200rpg) only when carriing full bombload , as example. but carriing one fuselage mounted bomb/droptank with 425rpg would be very nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif