This classic Eastern Air Lines Lockheed Electra L-188 Desktop Model is 1:72 scale with a wingspan of 16 1/2" and is 17 1/2" in length. The L-188 Electra is an airliner built and manufactured by Lockheed.
The L-188's was designed by Lockheed in 1954 and its maiden flight was on December 6, 1957. It is a low-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle landing gear, powered by four Allison 501D turboprops. Many airlines in the US flew the L-188. The primary users and operators of the L-188 are American Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Braniff and Airways, KLM. The L-188 flew in commercial service until the mid-1970s. A total of 144 L-188s were built, with 57 destroyed in accidents.
The L-188 has a crew of six with a seating capacity of 99 to 127 passengers. It has a cruising speed of 362 knots. This premium handcrafted vintage airliner model is constructed from treated Phillipine mahogany wood and comes with a mahogany base for special display. Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!