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Lockheed L-188 Electra

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Here are a couple of shots of the XP11 Lockheed L-188 Electra.


This is the DSAir/Sean McLeod model with photo realistic liveries. This is a pretty good representation of the airplane but in my opinion the best currently available flight sim version is the Team KBT model for FSX. If someone could figure out how to convert that model to XP11 it would be awesome!


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Eastern Airlines was one of the launch customers for the Electra. In this shot from around 1959 an Eastern L-188 in the "Golden Falcon" livery climbs out from National Airport (now Reagan National Airport) (KDCA) over the Potomac river and traffic on the 14th Street Bridge going into DC from Virginia


EAL GF.jpg


Once Eastern replaced their Electras in mainline service with jets they put the planes to work as an hourly back and forth shuttle between DC, New York LaGuardia, and Boston in the late 1960's and thru the 70's. In this shot an Eastern shuttle in the famous "Hockey Stick" livery climbs out of KDCA past the monuments on the National Mall.


EAL Shuttle.jpg


Here's another 70's Electra paint scheme with a Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Electra departing San Diego on a shuttle run to KLAX. This airplane is in the pink "Catch Our Smile" PSA livery. It's a rare hazy day in Southern Cal but you can see the runways of North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado and the outline of the Northern shore of Point Loma below the plane




After passenger service most Electra's were converted to freighters. In this shot an airplane from Zantop cargo airlines climbs to cruise altitude. At one time Zantop operated the largest fleet of Electras in the world with something like 23 airplanes.



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