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 m²1300 ft²
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