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Matt Revington

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History of the Lockheed Electra
« on: January 30, 2021, 06:34:37 AM »

Nice summary of the Electra and the various associated models used in WWII
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/lesser-known-planes-world-war-ii-lockheed’s-electra-and-lodestar-177246?page=0%2C1
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James Champion

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Re: History of the Lockheed Electra
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 07:00:43 AM »

The hyperlink in Matt's post is only partial and will result in going to the homepage of nationalinterest.org
Here is a better link:
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/lesser-known-planes-world-war-ii-lockheed%E2%80%99s-electra-and-lodestar-177246
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: History of the Lockheed Electra
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 08:36:45 AM »

It's a good recap of Lockheed derivatives of the Model 10 but there are a couple of nitpicky errors.  Merrill and Lambie made their Atlantic round trip before, not after, Earhart disappeared and Chamberlain came back from Munich in a Model 14, not a Model 10.

There was no bomber version of the original Electra but Lockheed proposed a Model 10D "heavy fighter" version that was never built.

The article's account of story of the Model 10 design evolved is a brief overview. The full story is much more complicated and interesting.  I wrote about it in what I originally intended to be the first chapter of the Electra book. I've attached a copy for anyone who's interested. 

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