Lockheed Hudson (PBO-1 / A-28 / A-29 / AT-18)

Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft

Lockheed Hudson III © Darren Wilson
Photo ©: Darren Wilson (Photos at airliners.net)
The Lockheed Hudson is a twin-engined light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation. The Hudson was designated PBO-1 by the US Navy and A-28, A-29 & AT-18 by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The Royal Air Force was the primary user of the Hudson.
The Lockheed Hudson is a development of the Lockheed 14 Super Electra.
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright GR-1820-102A Cyclone
Engine Power (each)820 kW1100 hp
Speed396 km/h214 kts
  246 mph
Service Ceiling2.323 m7.620 ft
Range3.154 km1.703 NM
1.960 mi.
Empty Weight5.276 kg11.632 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight7.938 kg17.500 lbs
Wing Span19,96 m65 ft 6 in
Wing Area51,2 m551 ft
Length13,51 m44 ft 4 in
Height3,61 m11 ft 10 in
First Flight10.12.1938
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1938-1943
Total Production2941
Developed fromLockheed 14 Super Electra
ICAO CodeL14
Data for (Version)Lockheed Hudson Mk I
VariantsHudson Mk.I, Mk.II, Mk.III, Mk.IIIA, Mk.IV, Mk.IVA, Mk.V, Mk.VI, A-28, A-28A, A-29, A-29A, AT-18, AT-18B, PBO-1

[Photo-ID: 1188] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Lockheed Hudson IIIA, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), A16-199, c/n 6464, Karsten Palt, 2008Lockheed
Hudson IIIA
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Reg.: A16-199
c/n: 6464
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]