HL1010
Lockheed L-188 Electra
Northwest Territorial Airways "C-FIJR"
In 1954 American Air Lines was in the market for a 75 to 100 passenger aircraft for its
short to medium range domestic routes. In response Lockheed developed the low wing L-
188 Electra powered by four sleek turboprops instead of the usual large radial engines or
jet turbines. The combination of engine and the Hamilton Standard propeller offered a
much more reliable and fuel efficient aircraft that could travel at 375 mph for 2000 miles at
an altitude of 20,000 – 25,000 feet. When production ended in 1961 there had been 170
Electras completed.



C-FIJR was ordered on October 17, 1959 by Northwest Airlines. The aircraft was
manufactured as an L-188C under c/n 1138 and delivered on March 29, 1961 registered
as N134US. In April 1968 Northwest had Lockheed convert the plane to an L-188PF. In
1971 the aircraft was sold to International Jetair Ltd of Calgary Alberta and leased to
Imperial Oil Ltd. (ESSO). In late 1976 Jetair was bought by Northwest Territorial Airways.
In 1997 NWT was bought by First Air. C-FIJR was sold to Air Contractors (Air Bridge
Carriers who became Hunting Cargo Lines in 1992) in the UK and registered the aircraft
as G-FIJR who in turn sold it to Atlantic Cargo Airlines that became Atlantic Airlines.



Specifications Lockheed L-188 variants A & C

Cockpit Crew – 3

Engines – (4) Allison 501-D13 @ 3,750 hp @ take-off
Propellers – 13.5 ft   (4.15 m) diameter propellers – made by either Aeroproducts or
Hamilton Standard.
Fuel Capacity
Variant A - 5,520 gallons   (20,900 l)
Variant C - 6,940 gallons   (26,270 l)

Performance
Maximum Speed – 448 mph   (720.1 km/h)
Cruise Speed – 373 mph   (600.29 km/h)
Maximum Altitude - 28,400 ft   (8,656.3 m)
Range
Variant A - 2,200 miles   (3,540.6 km)
Variant C - 2,500 miles   (4,023 km)

Weight
Basic Operating
Variant A - 59,338 lb   (26,920 kg)
Variant C – 61,500 lb   (27,895 kg)
Maximum Take-off
Variant A - 113,000 lbs   (51,256 kg)
Variant C - 116,000 lbs   (52,620 kg)

Dimensions
Length – 104 ft 6 ins   (31.85 m)
Wingspan – 99 ft   (30.18 m)

Production – 170 Electras built 55 were C variants.
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
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