Lockheed 12 Electra Junior. Specifications. A photo.
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Lockheed 12 Electra Junior. Specifications. A photo.

Lockheed 12 Electra Junior. Specifications. A photo.

 

Lockheed 12 Electra Junior - twin-engine multi-purpose aircraft of US manufacture, developed in the year 1936 «Lockheed Corporation» Aircraft Corporation.

 

Photo Lockheed 12 Electra Junior

 

The aircraft model Lockheed 12 Electra Junior was the American aviarazrabotchikami designed in the early 30-ies of the last century. Its main distinguishing feature was the rugged fuselage with a forward-looking aerodynamic design that allows the aircraft to develop more speed and be agile enough to fly during the execution, which was one of the reasons for the high popularity of this model.

The aircraft model Lockheed 12 Electra Junior has a multi-purpose, in particular, the aircraft can be operated, and as a passenger aircraft capable of performing local and regional flights, and as a transport aircraft, capable of carrying on its board until 1300 kilogram payload. In addition to the civil aviation sector, aircraft Lockheed 12 Electra Junior also operated and military aircraft, and, not without success.

 

Lockheed 12 Electra Junior photo

 

The Lockheed 12 Electra Junior made its first flight at the end of June 1936, and due to the fact that the model was able to fully justify itself, at the end of the same year the project was launched into mass production, where it was for quite a long time. Over the entire period of release, aircraft manufacturers from the "Lockheed Corporation" managed to build 130 aircraft of this model, of which, to this day, only a few copies have survived, which are mainly museum expositions.

The aircraft model Lockheed 12 Electra Junior can carry out transportation on its board until 8-9 people (depending on version), including 2 crew and 6-7 passengers. The maximum load to be carried on board the aircraft Lockheed 12 Electra Junior, must not exceed the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft, which is 3925 kg, while, cargo dimensions must also be regulated size.

 

Aircraft Lockheed 12 Electra Junior

 

The power plant of the Lockheed 12 Electra Junior model consists of two Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior SB radial piston engines, each of which has a traction power of 450 hp. The aircraft can develop a cruising speed of its flight of 310 km / h, and without making additional landings, cover distances at distances of 1290 kilometers.

Over the entire period of production, the American aircraft manufacturers the following versions of the aircraft were released:

  • Lockheed 12A Electra Junior - Basic version of the aircraft;
  • Lockheed 12B Electra Junior - A modified version of the aircraft equipped with the power ustanvokoy consisting of two aircraft radial engines brands Wright R-975-E3 Whirlwind;
  • Lockheed 12-25 Electra Junior - A modernized version of the aircraft.

 

Specifications Lockheed 12 Electra Junior.

 

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 6-7 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 10,98 m .;
  • Wingspan: 15,1 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,98 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2615 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1310 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3925 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 310 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 360 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1290 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior SB (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 450 hp (Depending on version).

 

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