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In the News (Tue 18 Jun 19)

  Lockheed Hits Its Stride
The Constellation model-049 was tested by Lockheed and the USAF during the war and later became commercially available for postwar intercontinental travel.
In the mid-1950s, Lockheed was seeking to replace its Super Constellation series with a mid-range airliner, which it did with its four-engine turboprop Model 188 Electra.
In January 1951, Lockheed reopened a government-built plant at Marietta, Georgia, and the complex was used to build Boeing B-47 Stratojets, C-130 Hercules, and JetStar aircraft.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/Lockheed_in_Mid-Century/Aero15.htm   (1157 words)

 TSB Reports - Air 2003 - A03P0194
Tree damage and ground impact scars show that the Electra was in a left angle of bank of about 70º and nose-low when it first struck the trees at the edge of the accident site (see Photo 2).
Radio communications between the bird dog and the Electra were clear and normal, consisting of conventional and appropriate terminology, with no indication of unexpected circumstances or anomalies.
In this accident, the characteristics of the terrain were similarly difficult to assess, and it is most likely that the Electra pilots were deceived by the apparent gently sloping nature of the surrounding terrain and did not detect the ridgeline that crossed their flight path.
www.bst.gc.ca /en/reports/air/2003/A03P0194/A03P0194.asp?print_view=1   (5593 words)

 Lockheeed Electra L-188   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Lockheed L-188 Electra was the first turbo-prop aircraft to join the Braniff fleet replacing the carrier’s aging DC-3, DC-6/-7Cs and Convair aircraft.
The 68-passenger Electra’s were used on Braniff's domestic routes and on schedules between the United States and Mexico City.
The Electra's demise at the carrier began on March 28, 1968 during “fleet rationalization” towards pure jet aircraft.
www.braniffinternational.org /aircraft/electra.htm   (149 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lockheed began designing the Electra in 1954 and flew the first example in December 1957.
In 1967 Lockheed Aircraft Services began conversions of Electras for cargo use, installing a strengthened floor and large cargo door forward of the wing on the port side.
Lockheed Aircraft Services began converting Electras into freighters in 1967 by installing a strengthened floor and a 3.56m x 2.00m (140in x 78.6in) cargo door forward of the wing on the port side.
www.freightersonline.com /plane.aspx?a=23   (419 words)

 Unique Aviation Books By Jim Upton
istory began in 1913 for Lockheed with the Model G float plane, nearly ended during the 1932 depression, and came alive again with Lockheed's first twin-engine model 10 Electra.
Lockheed's growth to 53,000 employees, and 19,268 aircraft built for World War II, is legendary.
The name, Electra, was again chosen for a new airliner, the later model L-188.
home.earthlink.net /~iamcarol/188preface.html   (370 words)

 The Lockheed Electra II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Lockheed L-188 Electra II certainly stands in the running as the crowning achievement of the age of the propeller-driven airliner.
Perhaps my good opinion of the Lockheed Electra II results in part from the fact that it was the first airliner I ever flew on.
The introduction of faster, more economical jet airliners also doomed the Electra II as a passenger transport, although it still flies in various commercial applications throughout the world, and variants of the design are used by many military organizations.
www.ingraham.ca /bob/ElectraII.html   (342 words)

 Airliners.net: Lockheed L-188 Electra
The Lockheed L-188 Electra was developed to meet a 1954 American Airlines requirement for a domestic short to medium range 75 to 100 seat airliner.
Lockheed undertook a significant modification program where the nacelles, nacelle mountings and wing structure were strengthened, and the speed restrictions were eventually lifted in 1961.
From 1967 Lockheed converted 41 Electras to freighters or convertible freighter/passenger aircraft, fitting a strengthened floor and a large cargo door forward of the wing on the left side.
www.airliners.net /info/stats.main?id=268   (524 words)

 Lockheed's Electra in 1/72
Lockheed first flew it's new turboprop airliner in 1957, and after working out problems with propeller whirl mode flutter, the airplane went on to become a success with many airlines around the world.
The Navy's P-3 Orion was based on the Electra design, and the two types share the same basic wing, tail surfaces, fuselage and engines.
Forward of the wing, the Electra 's fuselage was longer and of circular cross-section, and without the Orion’s weapons bay hump.
www.internetmodeler.com /2004/september/aviation/electra.php   (2545 words)

 lockhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The History which the Lockheed had gained in the design, developed and early production of the turbo prop-powered C-130 Hercules for the USAF undoubtedly influenced the company's choice of this basic powerplant for turbine-engine airliners to enter service in the late 1950's.
By that time, however, Lockheed had accumulated orders for 144 production aircraft, and it must have seemed that they were set for a long production run.
The Electra's configuration was that of a low-wing monoplane, with a conventionally constructed fuselage of circular cross-section, and a tricycle type retractable landing gear with twin wheels on each unit.
www.k12.nf.ca /sptech/projects/aviation/passenger/lockheed-188electra.html   (343 words)

 Lockheed L-188 Electra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Essentially, the engine mountings on the Electra's developed a harmonic with the wing when a whirl mode oscillation was generated, and this eventually tore the wing off the aircraft.
The existing Electra's continued to boast excellent reliability and economics, and were not replaced until modern short-range jets became available.
The virtues of the Electra have not been ignored, since it was developed into the US Navy's highly successful P-3 Orion and other subchasers.
ibnfe.com /electra.htm   (486 words)

 AAHS Book Reviews - LOCKHEED L-188 ELECTRA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Included are the development and testing of the 14 original airlines, the current operators, the Whirl Mode crashes, the fix with the LEAP (Lockheed Electra Action Program) modifications.
Lockheed lost 53 million dollars on the 170 Electras that were built.
In the 49-year history of Eastern Airlines, the Electra flew longer than any other aircraft operated by that carrier.
www.aahs-online.org /BkReviews/Lockheed_L188.htm   (203 words)

 Lockheed L-188 Electras
An excellent aircraft, the Electra was beset by unfortunate and severe structural problems, and then was surpassed by rapid improvements in pure jet aircraft.
However; two Electras were found to have broken up in flight (they crashed in 1959 and 1960), and a structural fault was suspected.
After PSA painted the Electras in the pink scheme they decided that they needed a new image, and the Electras were later painted into this bright orange "Catch Our Smile" paint scheme, complete with the smile painted under the nose.
www.calclassic.com /electra.htm   (690 words)

 3D max lockheed Trans L-188
Lockheed L-188 Electra was a four turbo-prop airline with good speed, range and payload.
The Lockheed Electra was used by many airlines and is still in service today with mostly air freight carriers.
Lockheed also builds the same airplane for the military called a P-3 Orion.
www.gamasutraexchange.com /FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/249695   (138 words)

 Lockheed L-188 Electra model airplane
The design of the Lockheed L-188 Electra began in 1954, and in the following year the company received a launching order for the airplane from American Airlines.
A total of 170 airplanes had been built when production ended unexpectedly early as a result of passenger loss of confidence in the aircraft after two had disintegrated in flight, and by the time remedial modifications had been incorporated customer airlines were interested in turbojet rather than turboprop aircraft.
The L-188A was powered by four 3,750-shp Allison 501D-13 or 501D-13A turboprops; optionally four 4,050-shp 501D-15 turboprops, giving the airplane a maximum cruising speed of 405 mph, service ceiling of 28,400 feet, and a range of 2,200 miles.
www.worldaircorps.com /airplanes/am590.html   (316 words)

First introduced to service in the late 1950's and early 60's the Electra had the misfortune to be entering the market at exactly the same time that pure jet transports were beginning to capture the travelling public's attention.
Although the Electra saw brief front line service with a number of airlines including American, Eastern, Northwest, National, Braniff, KLM and Quantas it never achieved widespread acceptance and was quickly relegated to a secondary role.
The Electra panel included with the package is an update of the one for the Electra previously released as a part of VIP's "Classic Wings" collections.
www.avsim.com /pages/0699/electra/ceilo.shtml   (2041 words)

 Minicraft 1/144 Lockheed L-188 Electra
Well the Lockheed L-188 Electra was developed because American Airlines wanted a plane to operate on the mid and short haul routes.
Previously, Lockheed had been approached for such an aircraft, but the designs offered just were not appealing enough.
While few are still in the skies, its legacy lives on in the P-3 Orion, a plane that was derived from the Electra.
modelingmadness.com /scotts/civil/electrapreview.htm   (806 words)

 Lockheed H to Z
According to Airlife's General Aviation (1991) there were 2 built by Lockheed Georgia, 44 by Lockheed-Azcarate SA in Mexico (included 18 for the Mexican Air Force) (c/ns 1001 to 1044), and Aermacchi built 4 AL60-B1 models and 81 AL60-B2 models before moving on to the AL60C with a tailwheel.
M-21 was a Lockheed designation only, and in which "12" was [purposely] reversed.
Sold back to Lockheed, who modified it with a fresh Wasp SE and a new wing as Altair 8D for Charles Kingsford-Smith's entry in the 1934 London-Melbourne MacRobertson Race as Anzac [NX118W].
www.aerofiles.com /_lock2.html   (5329 words)

 Dragon 55739 - Diecast Model Electra Lockheed, First Prototype: The Flying Mule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At the time Lockheed had already received orders for 144 aircraft.
It seemed they were set for a long production run, but they were destined to become second-best to the faster turbojet aircraft.
Designed as a short/medium range turbo-prop transport aircraft, the Electra was first flown on December 6th, 1957.
www.flyingmule.com /products/DM-55739   (115 words)

 Miami International Airport 1959-1980
During this period all aircraft boarding was done via airstairs and the gates were situated on the ramp level.
A smaller number of these lucky travelers were conveyed on the turbine-powered Boeing 707, Lockheed L-188 Electra and Vickers Viscount all of which were introduced during the winter of 1958/59.
Their jetliners were placed into scheduled service on the lucrative Miami-New York run supplementing a growing fleet of Lockheed L-188 Electra turboprops.
www.geocities.com /golldiecat/mia   (2062 words)

 www.airspray.com : Forest Fire Suppression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In 1994, Air Spray introduced the first L-188 Electra air tanker to Canada.
The L-188 Electra Long Liner is presently the fastest initial attack air tanker in service today.
It is fast during initial dispatch with no required warm up time, it cruises at 380 MPH and its maneuverability makes it the fastest large air tanker while working over a fire.
www.airspray.com /fire_suppression_L188.htm   (215 words)

 The Making of a Flight Engineer (5)
The Electra was a very impressive aircraft, but system-wise, the propeller was a lot more complicated than the engine.
The Electra had a number of unique systems and features, some of which will be described below.
The Electra had the best heating and air conditioning system I’ve ever encountered, even better than later model jets.
www.enginehistory.org /the_making_of_a_flight_engineer_(5).htm   (809 words)

 Unique Aviation Books By Jim Upton
This AirlinerTech volume begins with the design of the model L-188 Electra and progresses chronologically through the L-188's unique features, flight test and certification, and the original airlines that operated the Electra.
Special purpose modification of the Electra is shown, with the majority of the Electras built modified for cargo operations.
With approximately one third of the 170 Electras built 41 years ago still flyable, the last chapter shows these Electras in operation.
home.earthlink.net /~iamcarol/188book.html   (302 words)

 Airliner Tech #5 : Lockheed L-188 Electra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the case of the Electra, though only a relatively small number were built, it initially operated with 14 airlines.
For those of you who are looking for P-3 Orion information, you'll have to wait for that book to be published as this one concentrates solely on the Electra.
As with all of similar books, there is a listing of every Electra built, its original registration and owner.
m2reviews.cnsi.net /scotts/books/l188.htm   (305 words)

 Air Paradigm - Product Site Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The L-188 Electra in Air New Zealand "Qantas" livery.
The Lockheed L-188 Electra in Air California livery.
The Lockheed L-188 Electra in the Hawaiian Air Cargo livery.
www.airparadigm.com /productsitemap.aspx?categoryid=201   (113 words)

 Lockheed 188 Electra (Great Airliners Series, Volume 8) by David Powers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lockheed 188 Electra (Great Airliners Series, Volume 8) by David Powers
The Lockheed L-188 Electra could possibly qualify as one of the greatest missed opportunities in the entire history of aviation.
A turboprop airliner, it attempted to bridge the gap between propliners and jet aircraft.
www.cbnoble.com /airliners/188.htm   (149 words)

 Mike Machat's "Electra!"
Bridging the gap between the propliners and the soon-to-come jets,
Lockheed's turbo-prop L-188 "Electra" boasted a 2500-mile range and a cruise speed of 400 mph.
168 Electras were produced and served the intermediate routes of the world's airlines.
www.riveting-images.com /Mike_Machat_s_Aviation_Art/Mike_Machat_s__Seven_Seas_to_R/Mike_Machat_s__Electra__/mike_machat_s__electra__.html   (56 words)

 Lockheed Electra - takeoff
This 15-second movie clip shows the National Science Foundation Lockheed Electra rotate, lift off, and stow its landing gear on takeoff.
On March 24, 1998, an L-188 Electra aircraft owned by the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia and operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, flew near Boulder with an Airborne Coherent LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for Advanced In-flight Measurement.
This aircraft was on its first flight to test its ability to detect previously invisible forms of clear air turbulence.
www.dfrc.nasa.gov /gallery/movie/Electra/HTML/EM-0009-01.html   (195 words)

 Lockheed L-188 Electra - by DAVID POWERS
This definitive review of Lockheeds turboprop 188 Electra describes its progression from early design proposals, through development, to its initial flight.
Filled with Electra development, promotions, sales and political battles, plus a review of the airplanes operation in world-wide service.
Reviews the adaptability of the original design into cargo variants, sub hunters, research platforms and fire bombers.
www.motorbooks.com /ProductDetails_15278.ncm   (182 words)

 Stock Pictures, Photography, Lockheed L-188 Electra Images by Wernher Krutein, Commercial Aviation-Aircraft ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
On December 6, 1957 the first prototype Electra was flown.
The majority of Electras were retired from first line service by 1975, but their economic operation and reliability meant most were retained on secondary duties of one sort or another.
Named for the winter constellation of the mighty hunter, the Orion was actually derived from this famous Lockheed Electra civil airliner.
www.photovault.com /Link/Technology/Aviation/FlightCommercial/Aircraft/LockheedElectra.html   (450 words)

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