Lockheed L 10 Electra
flying in February 1934, the L.10 Electra was an all-metal, low wing
monoplane design with retractable undercarriage and 10-passenger capacity.
It first served with Northwest Airlines in 1934, and in time flew with Pan
American, Braniff, Continental, Mid-Continent and National in the United
States, as well as with non-US operators Trans-Canada, British Airways,
Aeroput, LOT, Guinea Airways, and Ansett.
In all, 148 were built, 101 being L.10As, 18 L.10B, 8 L.10C, 15 L.10E, one
each of the US Coast Guard XR20-1 and XR30-1, and experimental pressurised
XC-35; and 3 US Army Air Corps C-36s.
The L.10s were also used for corporate transports, and for long distance
flights, most notably that of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, who
vanished without trace crossing the Pacific during their world flight of
Accommodation : 12 (2 crew & 10
Span : 55'0ft
Length : 38'7ft
Height : 10'1ft
empty : 6,454lb
max : 10,500lb
Power Plant : 2x 450hp P&W R985-SB
max speed 221mph
max climb : 411m/min
ceiling : 20,000ft
range : 950miles