Lockheed L-188 Electra

ICAO aircraft code L188
Country United States

The Lockheed L-188 Electra is an American turboprop airliner built by Lockheed.


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Lockheed L-188 Electra specifications


ICAO aircraft code
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
1957 - 1961
United States

Aircraft performance

Bendix Weather Radar, MLS, GPS
4x Allison 501-D13
3,750 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
350 Kts
648 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
120 Kts
Travel range:
1,900 Nm
3,519 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
28,400 feet
Rate of Climb:
1970 feet / minute
10.01meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1438.67 meter - 4,719.99 feet
Landing Distance:
1310.66 meter - 4,300.01 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
51,256 Kg
112,999 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
44,499 Kg
98,102 lbs
Max Payload:
15,300 Kg
33,730 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
5,520 gallon
20,895 liter
Baggage Volume:
15 m3 / 530 ft3

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About the Lockheed L-188 Electra

The Lockheed L-188 Electra is an American turboprop airliner built by Lockheed. First flown in 1957, it was the first large turboprop airliner built in the United States. Initial sales were good, but after two fatal crashes that led to expensive modifications to fix a design defect, no more were ordered. With its unique high power-to-weight ratio, huge propellers and very short wings (resulting in the majority of the wingspan being enveloped in propwash), large Fowler flaps which significantly increased effective wing area when extended, and four-engined design, the airplane had airfield performance capabilities unmatched by many jet transport aircraft even today—particularly on short runways and high field elevations. Jet airliners soon supplanted turboprops for many purposes, and many Electras were modified as freighters. Some Electras are still being used in various roles into the 21st century. The airframe was also used as the basis for the Lockheed P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.

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