Specifications for the
Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
High-Altitude Interceptor / Close Support Aircraft
Focus Model: Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Length: 49.31ft (15.03m)
Width: 70.01ft (21.34m)
Height: 13.78ft (4.20m)
Weight (Empty): 31,625lbs (14,345kg)
Weight (MTOW): 39,189lbs (17,776kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Allison V-3420 engines generating 3,000 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 435mph (700kmh; 378kts)
Maximum Range: 1,400miles (2,253km)
Service Ceiling: 40,000ft (12,192m; 7.6miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,660 feet per minute (811m/min)
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose
2 x 12.7mm rear-facing machine guns in tail booms
LATER (Armament Trials):
4 x 37mm cannon
2 x 12.7mm machine guns mounted in top fuselage pod turret system.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns mounted in bottom fuselage pod turret system.
1 x 75mm cannon mounted in nose in place of existing 37mm cannon mounts.
XP-58 - Developmental Series Designation