L/E of 1000
S/N by the Artist
Image Size: 25.5" x 18"
Paper Size: 29.5" x 22"
Plane Type: Lockheed Electra
Limited Edition Print: $95
Artist Proof Edition: $145
Framed Limited Edition: $785
While the Boeing and Douglas aircraft companies were
concentrating on their respective new jetliners, the task
of developing America's first turbo-prop airliners fell to
the Lockheed Aircraft Company, of Burbank, California.
The L-188 "Electra" boasted a 400 mph cruise speed-
halfway between the propliners' stately 300 mph, and
the stratospheric 500 mph-plus of the jets, which were
quickly to come on the scene. With a range of 2,500
miles, the 168 Electras produced proved ideal for the
intermediate routes of all the world's airlines they
Electra by Mike Machat@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts