Lockheed L-188 Electra. Specifications. A photo
Lockheed L-188 Electra. Specifications. A photo

Lockheed L-188 Electra. Specifications. A photo


Lockheed L-188 Electra is a multi-purpose turboprop airliner chetyrёhdvigatelny manufactured American Aircraft Corporation Lockheed Aircraft Corporation between 1957 1961 on year.


Photo Lockheed L-188 Electra


His first flight of an airplane Lockheed L-188 Electra made in year 1957, in doing so, the new aircraft is very much impressed by future customers, and therefore the initial sale of the aircraft exceeded most expectations. However, after a series of air crashes have occurred, the popularity of this aircraft is practically dropped to zero, and that was the main reason for stopping the construction of the aircraft.

The first problem faced by the aircraft designers of the American aircraft manufacturer was the choice of design for the future aircraft. The new aircraft was reported to receive not only modern equipment, but also a first-class appearance in order to attract potential customers, and, in the end, the aviation engineers managed to find the most suitable design for the future aircraft.


Lockheed L-188 Electra photo


Initially, the plane Lockheed L-188 Electra was decided to install conventional piston engines, on the similarity of those used in the model Lockheed ConstellationHowever, due to the reluctance of US carriers to use such planes, the base version of the Lockheed L-188 Electra, never entered production.


Cabin Lockheed L-188 Electra


The power plant of the Lockheed L-188 Electra is represented by four Allison 501-D13 turboprop engines capable of developing a power of 3750 hp. each, which provided not only a good carrying capacity, and this model was also operated as a transport aircraft, but also quite acceptable flight performance. Experts do not exclude that if the aircraft had been carefully modified during its direct development, then its operation would continue to this day in large numbers.

On board the Lockheed L-188 Electra can accommodate up to 98 passengers (depending on the cabin configuration and modification of the aircraft). Due to the qualitative performance of the interior, even the two longest air flights, and a maximum flight range of the aircraft it is 3540 kilometers (under maximum load), in a very comfortable environment.


Salon Lockheed L-188 Electra


Somewhat later, the aircraft Lockheed L-188 Electra interested and air forces of the USA, and therefore, these air tools have become specially produced for the country's army.

Basic production version, at the very beginning of the release of the aircraft, was never put into production, and about two months after the airplane demonstration, aircraft manufacturers of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation introduced version of the Lockheed L-188A Electra, which actually became the main.

Version Lockheed L-188AF Electra is a modification of the load, however, with the exception of the cargo cabin of the aircraft version of Lockheed L-188A Electra is no different.

Lockheed L-188PF Electra - cargo version of the aircraft, operated mainly by small air carriers, for maximum efficiency.

Model Lockheed L-188C Electra received new fuel tanks, allowing to carry out flights over distances up to 4,5 thousand kilometers, and take on board more cargo. Originally intended to expand the interior of an aircraft to transport passengers 120, but later this decision was reversed.

Cargo version of the Lockheed L-188C Electra called Lockheed L-188CF Electra, and his actual flight performance and operating equipment does not differ from it.

Today the operation of aircraft Lockheed L-188 Electra is very limited, but nevertheless conducted a number of air carriers.


Technical specifications Lockheed L-188 Electra.


  • Crew: 5 people;
  • Passenger: 98 people (depending on the cabin configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 31,85 m .;
  • Wingspan: 30,18 m .;
  • Plane Height: 10 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 26 t (depending on version).
  • Payload: 25,25 t (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 51,25 t (depending on version).
  • Cruising speed: 600 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 721 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3540 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 9753 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 4 × Allison 501-D13;
  • Power: 4 × 3750 HP


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