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de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito vs Lockheed P-38 Lightning

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Side-by-Side comparison of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft and the Lockheed P-38 Lightning Single-Seat, Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft.
Comparison results are showcased below. Values with a number '0' reflect a 'not available'/NA - this is common with X-plane designs. Rotary-wing (helicopter) systems include their main rotor diameter as part of their 'width'. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.

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de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk 30
Lockheed P-38J Lightning
7,781 units [Diff.-2,142]
9,923 units [Diff.+2,142]
44.52 ft (13.57 m) [Diff.+6.69 ft]
37.83 ft (11.53 m) [Diff.-6.69 ft]
54.13 ft (16.50 m) [Diff.+2.13 ft]
52.00 ft (15.85 m) [Diff.-2.13 ft]
12.50 ft (3.81 m) [Diff.+2.69 ft]
9.81 ft (2.99 m) [Diff.-2.69 ft]
Empty Wt.
13,417 lb (6,086 kg) [Diff.+617 lb]
12,800 lb (5,806 kg) [Diff.-617 lb]
21,627 lb (9,810 kg) [Diff.+26 lb]
21,601 lb (9,798 kg) [Diff.-26 lb]
2 x Rolls-Royce Merlin 76 V-12 liquid-cooled inline piston engines developing 1,710 horsepower driving three-bladed propeller units.
2 x Allison V-1710-111 water-cooled inline piston engines developing 1,425 horsepower driving three-bladed propeller units.
407 mph (655 kph) [Diff.-7 mph]
414 mph (666 kph) [Diff.+7 mph]
1,299 miles (2,091 km) [Diff.-938 miles]
2,237 miles (3,600 km) [Diff.+938 miles]
38,025 ft (11,590 m) [Diff.-5,938 feet]
43,963 ft (13,400 m) [Diff.+5,938 feet]
4 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns in nose
4 x 20mm Hispano cannons mounted under the nose

OPTIONAL (Model Dependent):
Between 500lb and 4,000lb of internal stores in bomb bay (reconnaissance equipment, specialized mission equipment, leaflets, munitions, extra fuel, etc...).
1 x 57mm autocannon in nose (in place of 4 x cannons).
4 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns in underfuselage gunpack.
2 x 250lb / 500lb bombs underwing
8 x High-Explosive, Armor-Piercing rockets underwing.
1 x Torpedo externally held under the fuselage
1 x 20mm Automatic cannons in the nose.
4 x 0.50 caliber Browning Heavy Machine Guns in nose.

10 x 5" high-explosive aerial rockets.
2 x Fuel Drop Tanks.
2 x 500lb Conventional Drop Bombs.

Up to 4,000lb (908kg) of underwing stores.
Relative Size Comparison
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of your screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in our database then the presented shapes will appear skewed.
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de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk 30
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Lockheed P-38J Lightning
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