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L-14 Super Electra

CountryUnited States
ManufacturerLockheed Corporation
Primary RoleTransport
Maiden Flight29 July 1937

Contributor:

ww2dbaseL-14 Super Electra military transports were originally designed as Model 14 Super Electra civilian cargo planes and passenger aircraft. They entered civilian service in Oct 1937 with Northwest Airlines of the United States, then were sold to Aer Lingus of Ireland, British Overseas Airways Corporation of Britain, Union Airways and National Airways Corporation of New Zealand, and Tachikawa Aeroplane Company of Japan. Tachikawa turned out to be the largest user of Model 14 Super Electra, purchasing a number of built aircraft as well as license-building 119. During the Pacific War, both Japan and the United States used them for transporting cargo and personnel. On the Allied side, the British Royal Air Force, the US Army Air Forces, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and others employed use of L-14 Super Electra aircraft; the US Navy was a user as well, though it had used only one example, designated XR4O-1 and used as a staff transport. Japan operated 119 license-built examples, 64 by Tachikawa and 55 by Kawasaki; the former were code named "Thelma" by the Allies and the latter "Toby".

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

SPECIFICATIONS

14-WF62
MachineryTwo Wright SGR-1820-F62 radial engines rated at 760hp each
Crew2
Span19.96 m
Length13.51 m
Height3.48 m
Wing Area51.20 m
Weight, Empty4,886 kg
Weight, Loaded7,114 kg
Weight, Maximum7,955 kg
Speed, Maximum402 km/h
Rate of Climb7.70 m/s
Service Ceiling7,649 m
Range, Normal3,420 km

Photographs

Trans Canada Airlines 14H2 passenger aircraft, circa 1938US Navy XR4O-1 prototype transport, Naval Air Station Anacostia, Washington, DC, United States, 1938British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain approaching press microphones at Heston Aerodrome near London, England, United Kingdom, upon his return from the Munich Conference, 30 Sep 1938. Note 2 Lockheed Super Electras.




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