Lockheed L-188 Electra


Lockheed L-188 Electra © Mike Vallentin
Photo ©: Mike Vallentin
The Lockheed L-188 Electra is a four-engine short- to medium-range turboprop airliner for up to 99 passengers produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation. Many Electra had been converted as cargo freighters after their service as airliners.
The L-188 Electra forms the basis of the maritime patrol aircraft Lockheed P-3 Orion.
Propulsion4 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelAllison 501D-13
Engine Power (each)2796 kW3750 shp
max. Cruise Speed600 km/h324 kts
  373 mph
max. Speed (vne)674 km/h364 kts
  419 mph
Service Ceiling9.144 m30.000 ft
Range3.541 km1.912 NM
2.200 mi.
Empty Weight26.036 kg57.400 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight51.256 kg113.000 lbs
Wing Span30,18 m99,0 ft
Wing Area120,8 m1300 ft
Length31,85 m104,5 ft
Height10,01 m32,8 ft
First Flight06.12.1957
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1958-1961
Total Production170
Data for (Version)Lockheed L-188A Electra
VariantsL-118A, L-188C