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N Scale - Minicraft - 14723 - Vehicle, Aircraft - Lockheed - L188 Electra


Brand Minicraft
Stock Number 14723
Original Retail Price $29.99
Manufacturer Minicraft
Body Style Minicraft 1/144 Aircraft Models
Road or Company Name Lockheed (Details)
Reporting Marks Lockheed
Road or Reporting Number L188 Electra
Body Construction Polystyrene
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Moderate Skills
Kit Material(s) Polystyrene
Release Date 2017-03-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Aircraft
Model Subtype Turboprop
Model Variety Lockheed L188
Prototype Vehicle, Aircraft
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era V: 1979 - Present


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Specific Item Information: The Lockheed L-188 Electra was first flown in 1957. It was the first large turboprop airliner built in the United States. The four-engined design had airfield performance capabilities unmatched by many jet transport aircraft even today—particularly on short runways and high field elevations. Lockheed had established a strong position in commercial airliner production with its piston-engined Constellation series. The final design was launched as the Model 188 with an order for 35 by American Airlines on June 8, 1955, followed by an Eastern Airlines order for 40 on September 27, 1955. The first aircraft took 26months to complete and by that time Lockheed had orders for 129. The prototype, a Model 188A, firstflew on December 6, 1957 Turboprops were soon replaced by turbojets and many Electras were modified as freighters. SomeElectras are still being used in various roles into the 21st century. The airframe was also used as the basis for the Lockheed P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.

Brand/Importer Information:
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Item created by: gdm on 2017-03-03 04:35:41

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