Lockheed L-188 Electra N5001K
National Airlines (Final Scheme)
|In 1954 American Air Lines was in the market for a 75 to 100 passenger aircraft for its 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
Lockheed L-188A N5001K was manufactured as c/n 1035 and was the first Electra
delivered to National Airlines. The aircraft was ordered on December 5, 1955 and was
delivered on April 1, 1959 as number 51 in the fleet. On December 17 1968 the aircraft
was sold to Pan Aero International Corp and stored until September 27 1969 when it was
sold to Hartz Industries who leased it to Harvard Industries until late 1971. The aircraft
was sold and leased several more times ending up in Guyana.
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
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)
Variant A - 59,338 lb (26,920 kg)
Variant C – 61,500 lb (27,895 kg)
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.
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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