Lockheed Model 8 Sirius

Utility Aircraft

Lockheed 8 Special Sirius, NR211, c/n 140, National Air and Space Museum (DC), C © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed Model 8 Sirius is a single-engine two-seat utility transport aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Aircraft Company at that time a division of Detroit Aircraft.
The Lockheed 8 Sirius was designed by Gerald Jerry Vultee on request by Charles Lindbergh. His aircraft NR211 was later christened Tingmissartoq and is today on exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1340-C1 Wasp
Engine Power313 kW420 hp
max. Cruise Speed241 km/h130 kts
  150 mph
Speed298 km/h161 kts
  185 mph
Service Ceiling7.955 m26.100 ft
Rate of climb390 m/min1280 ft/min
Range1.569 km847 NM
975 mi.
Empty Weight1.945 kg4.288 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.220 kg7.099 lbs
Wing Span13,04 m42 ft 9 in
Wing Area27,3 m294 ft
Length8,25 m27 ft 1 in
Height2,82 m9 ft 3 in
First Flight11/1929
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1929-1930
Total Production15
Data for (Version)Sirius 8 (Land)

[Photo-ID: 10155] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Lockheed 8 Special Sirius, , NR211, c/n 140, Karsten Palt, 2014Lockheed
8 Special Sirius
Reg.: NR211
c/n: 140
Charles Lindbergh's Tingmissartoq
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]