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P-38F Lightning
WF Ingame Lightning
Unit
Affiliation

WF FlagIco Allied Allied Forces

Role

Fighter-bomber

Tech level

2

Properties
Hit points

350

Armament

250-500 lb bombs

Production
Cost

$990

Army points

4

Produced by

Airfield

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The P-38F Lightning is an excellent fighter-bomber aircraft, which is able to carry air-to-ground missiles, making the Lightning a very effective infantry and tank hunter and as well as a building destroyer aircraft. The Lightning is also equipped with machine guns, giving it the ability to defend itself against enemy interceptors, but the lack of speed and manoeuvrability makes it a less effective interceptor fighter, than the Mustang.

BackgroundEdit

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a twin-engine interceptor, which was deployed as an escort fighter and fighter-bomber. The "Lightning" is an effective combat aircraft against air and ground targets. Along with its standard machine guns, the P-38 was also equipped with unguided rockets.

GameplayEdit

  • Pros: Like the Mustang in the interceptor class, neither the Russians or Germans can produce a fighter-bomber close to the Lightning. It's especially deadly once you research the air-to-ground capability: a single Lightning can bring down defensive bunkers and other smaller buildings.
  • Cons: Susceptible to fighters and AA fire.
  • Bottom Line: Consider the Lightning the most essential tool in your tactical weapons arsenal!

See alsoEdit

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