Lockheed L-188 Electra

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Lockheed Electra Northwest

Northwest Airlines flew 18 aircraft of the L-188C version. (Photo: Lockheed)


Lockheed Electra PSA

The Californian airline PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines) flew nine Electras of the L-188C version. (Photo: Lockheed)



Specifications L-188C

Wing span: 99ft 0in (30.18m).
Length: 104ft 6in (31.81m).
Height: 32ft 10in (10.01m).

Empty weight: 61,500lb (27,895kg).
Max takeoff weight: 116,000lb (52,664kg).

Max cruising speed: 352kt (652km/h).
Economical cruising speed: 325kt (602km/h).
Range with max payload: 1,910nm (3,450km).
Range with max fuel: 2180nm (4023km).

Engines: four Allison 501-D13 turboprops of 2800kW (3750shp), driving four blade constant speed propellers.

Single class seating for up to 104 passengers or 26,000lb (12,000kg) of cargo.


Lockheed Electra Eastern





Photo left: The first airline operating the Lockheed Electra was Eastern Airlines. The airline ordered 40 of the type.



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