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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2019, 07:37:11 pm »
It could carry as many bombs as a B-17!
This is awesome. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2019, 12:15:47 am »
Wow.

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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2019, 02:12:03 am »
In 1944, when the RAF wanted to buy the Lightning PR19, the American P-76 was candidate but General Kit refused it, arguing "the huge span is very good but 4 engines is too much", so the P-38HS (HugeSpan?) was designed, and mass ordered as Lightning PR19, in 20,000 copies (before cancellation alas):
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2019, 02:20:05 am »
FANTASTIC!  :thumbsup:

I LOVE it!  :wub:

But being a tad JMNish I think the USAAC would have called it an F-6, previous PR Lightnings being F-4s and F-5s.

Maybe an F-19?  ;D
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2019, 12:56:39 pm »
In 1944, when the RAF wanted to buy the Lightning PR19, the American P-76 was candidate but General Kit refused it, arguing "the huge span is very good but 4 engines is too much", so the P-38HS (HugeSpan?) was designed, and mass ordered as Lightning PR19, in 20,000 copies (before cancellation alas):


LOL!!  I never thought of that, Tophe!  :D  You never cease to amaze me, sir.  :D 
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2019, 08:44:43 pm »
In 1944, when the RAF wanted to buy the Lightning PR19, the American P-76 was candidate but General Kit refused it, arguing "the huge span is very good but 4 engines is too much", so the P-38HS (HugeSpan?) was designed, and mass ordered as Lightning PR19, in 20,000 copies (before cancellation alas):


LOL!!  I never thought of that, Tophe!  :D  You never cease to amaze me, sir.  :D

Now fit some Griffon engines and contra rotating props!  :wacko:
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2019, 01:18:03 am »
In 1944, when the RAF wanted to buy the Lightning PR19, the American P-76 was candidate but General Kit refused it, arguing "the huge span is very good but 4 engines is too much", so the P-38HS (HugeSpan?) was designed, and mass ordered as Lightning PR19, in 20,000 copies (before cancellation alas):


LOL!!  I never thought of that, Tophe!  :D  You never cease to amaze me, sir.  :D

Now fit some Griffon engines and contra rotating props!  :wacko:

I was thinking more of  Sea Fury-esque five-bladed monsters - handed, of course. ;)

So - who's gonna build this monster?
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2019, 05:38:27 am »
In 1944, when the RAF wanted to buy the Lightning PR19, the American P-76 was candidate but General Kit refused it, arguing "the huge span is very good but 4 engines is too much", so the P-38HS (HugeSpan?) was designed, and mass ordered as Lightning PR19, in 20,000 copies (before cancellation alas):


LOL!!  I never thought of that, Tophe!  :D  You never cease to amaze me, sir.  :D

Now fit some Griffon engines and contra rotating props!  :wacko:

I was thinking more of  Sea Fury-esque five-bladed monsters - handed, of course. ;)

So - who's gonna build this monster?


Just give me time................  ;D
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2019, 12:41:17 am »
There were other versions of P-76:


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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2019, 02:02:25 am »
There were other versions of P-76:




Ah, yes - the troop-carrying versions.   ;)  The third one was used to insert covert spy teams - they'd simply open the rear hatch of their nacelle and parachute to the ground.  In this way, two teams of four could be inserted anywhere within the aircraft's range.  With other P-38s flying night missions in the area to confuse any listeners on the ground, it was a very secure method of insertion.

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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2019, 03:19:24 am »
Thanks for this Historical explanation!
Here is a slanting view of these 3 ones:
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2019, 02:27:03 pm »
Sweeeeeeeeeeet!
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #57 on: March 09, 2019, 05:08:38 am »
I really like the long nose. It adds to the excess of the whole thing. Rather like the long bonnet and long boot of a "yank tank" sedan.  :thumbsup:
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #58 on: Yesterday at 10:22:38 am »
It seems several P-76 were converted into P-76-II:
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Re: XP-76 Double Lightning
« Reply #59 on: Yesterday at 03:18:55 pm »
Presumably the 8-engined one had a combat radius of 20 miles or so and an endurance of 15 minutes, due to the fuel consumption?  :wacko: :wacko: