Lockheed L-188 Electra
Pacific Southwest Airlines “N6130A”
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
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.

Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) operated from 1949 – 1988. In late 1959 PSA started to
take delivery of the Lockheed Electra L-188 to replace their aging DC-4’s. The Electra
drastically cut travel times and was exactly what PSA needed to compete with United and
Western. As the business grew PSA could afford more L-188’s and their 5th and 6th were
aircraft that Lockheed had repossessed and overhauled. N6130A operated with PSA from
October 29, 1975 to March 19, 1979. The aircraft was originally built as L-188A MSN
1121 and delivered to American on February 12, 1960 and flew with them as “Flagship
San Francisco” until April 23, 1969 when it was sold to McCulloch who operated it until
October 29, 1975. This is when PSA acquired the aircraft and named it “Toto” and gave it
number 72. In 1979 the airline sold N6130A to Evergreen International. PSA agreed to
merge with USAir, which was completed in 1987. PSA's last flight took place on April 8,

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)

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)
Variant A - 2,200 miles   (3,540.6 km)
Variant C - 2,500 miles   (4,023 km)

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)

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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