Specifications for the
Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
High-Altitude Interceptor / Close Air Support Aircraft
Focus Model: Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Length: 49.31 ft (15.03 m)
Width: 70.01 ft (21.34 m)
Height: 13.78ft (4.20 m)
Weight (Empty): 31,625 lb (14,345 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 39,189 lb (17,776 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Allison V-3420 engines developing 3,000 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 435 mph (700 kmh; 378 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,400 miles (2,253 km)
Service Ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,192 m; 7.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,660 feet-per-minute (811 m/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