Lockheed 18 Lodestar

Airliner

Lockheed R5O-5 (18-08) Lodestar US Navy 12473 18-2358 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed 18 Lodestar is a twin-engined airliner for 18 passengers produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation. Lockheed 18 in service with the US Army Air Corps were designated C-56, C-57 and C-60. The designation in US Navy service was R50 and in service with the Royal Air Force Lodestar IA and Lodestar II.
The Lockheed 18 Lodestar is a development of the Lockheed 14 Super Electra.
Crew3
Passengers15-18, max. 26
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1690-S1E2-G Hornet
Engine Power (each)671 kW900 hp
max. Cruise Speed383 km/h207 kts
  238 mph
max. Speed (vne)450 km/h243 kts
  280 mph
Service Ceiling6.218 m20.400 ft
Rate of climb488 m/min1600 ft/min
Range2.739 km1.479 NM
1.702 mi.
Empty Weight5.103 kg11.250 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.709 kg19.200 lbs
Wing Span19,96 m65 ft 6 in
Wing Area51,2 m551 ft
Length15,19 m49 ft 10 in
Height3,61 m11 ft 10 in
First Flight21.09.1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production625
Developed fromLockheed 14 Super Electra
ICAO CodeL18
FAA TCDSA-723
Data for (Version)Lockheed Lodestar 18-07 (C-59 / R5O-2)
Variants18-07, 18-08, 18-10, 18-14, 18-40, 18-50, C-56B (18-40), C-56C (18-07), C-56D (18-08), C-56E (18-40), C-57, C-57B (18-08), C-59 Lodestar IA (18-07), C-60, Lodestar II (C-60), C-60A

[Photo-ID: 6037] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Lockheed 18-56 (C-60A) Lodestar, , N1000B, c/n 18-2622, Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
18-56 (C-60A) Lodestar
Reg.: N1000B
c/n: 18-2622
 
ex USAAF 43-16462
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6036] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Lockheed 18-56 (C-60A) Lodestar, , N3779G, c/n 18-2201, Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
18-56 (C-60A) Lodestar
Reg.: N3779G
c/n: 18-2201
 
displayed as RAF AM711, ex USAAF 42-32181, ex XA-GUH
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5369] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Lockheed C-60A Lodestar, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 43-16445, c/n 18-2605, Karsten Palt, 2012Lockheed
C-60A Lodestar
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 43-16445
c/n: 18-2605
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 11309] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Lockheed R5O-5 (18-08) Lodestar, United States Navy, 12473, c/n 18-2358, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
R5O-5 (18-08) Lodestar
United States Navy
Reg.: 12473
c/n: 18-2358
 
ex N505R
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11310] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Lockheed R5O-5 (18-08) Lodestar, United States Navy, 12473, c/n 18-2358, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
R5O-5 (18-08) Lodestar
United States Navy
Reg.: 12473
c/n: 18-2358
 
ex N505R
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13250] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Lockheed XC-60B Lodestar, South African Air Force, 1373, c/n 18-2035, Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
XC-60B Lodestar
South African Air Force
Reg.: 1373
c/n: 18-2035
 
ex N102V
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13251] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Lockheed XC-60B Lodestar, South African Air Force, 1373, c/n 18-2035, Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed
XC-60B Lodestar
South African Air Force
Reg.: 1373
c/n: 18-2035
 
ex N102V
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]