Lockheed L-188 Electra Promo Film (1959)

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Documentary (1959)

Starring:
CAV Productions (Doris Holberg)

Promotion short film for the the new turbo-prop airplane of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

One of the primary users with "Fly Eastern's Prop-Jet Electra" marking.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of Eastern Air Lines.

At Lockheed Aircraft Corporation factory in Burbank, California.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of Eastern Air Lines.

An American Airlines L-188 in the foreground, three Easterns in the background.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of Eastern Air Lines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Eastern Air Lines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Eastern Air Lines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Eastern Air Lines.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

First operator of the Electra, American Airlines.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of American Airlines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of American Airlines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of American Airlines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of American Airlines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of American Airlines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of American Airlines.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

Registration N6104A, c/n 1025. Built in 1958, and delivered to American Airlines.]] in January 1959. Sold to VARIG and registered as PP-VJM in 1962. Preserved since 1992 at Museu Aeroespacial do Campo dos Afonsos.

Reg. N6104A Lockheed L-188A Electra Flagship Washington of American Airlines.
Reg. N6104A Lockheed L-188A Electra Flagship Washington of American Airlines.
Reg. N6104A Lockheed L-188A Electra Flagship Washington of American Airlines.
Reg. N6104A Lockheed L-188A Electra Flagship Washington of American Airlines.
Reg. N6104A Lockheed L-188A Electra Flagship Washington of American Airlines.
Reg. N6104A Lockheed L-188A Electra Flagship Washington of American Airlines.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

Australian companies used the Electra too, here the Ansett-ANA.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of Ansett-ANA.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Ansett-ANA.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Ansett-ANA.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Ansett-ANA.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Ansett-ANA.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

Hong Kong airline CPA operated the L-188A till 1967.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of CPA - Cathay Pacific Airways.

Registration VR-HFN, c/n 1002.

Reg. VR-HFN Lockheed L-188A Electra of CPA - Cathay Pacific Airways.
Reg. VR-HFN Lockheed L-188A Electra of CPA - Cathay Pacific Airways.
Reg. VR-HFN Lockheed L-188A Electra of CPA - Cathay Pacific Airways.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of CPA - Cathay Pacific Airways.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of CPA - Cathay Pacific Airways.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

Braniff was one of the earlier operators.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of Braniff International Airways.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Braniff International Airways.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Braniff International Airways.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of Braniff International Airways.

At Lockheed Aircraft Corp. Terminal.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of Braniff International Airways.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

Another Australian operator, TAA-Trans Australia Airlines.
Registration VH-TLA, c/n 1061.

Reg. VH-TLA Lockheed L-188A Electra of TAA-Trans Australia Airlines.
Reg. VH-TLA Lockheed L-188A Electra of TAA-Trans Australia Airlines.
Reg. VH-TLA Lockheed L-188A Electra of TAA-Trans Australia Airlines.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

National operated Electras from 1959 to 1968.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of National Airlines.
Lockheed L-188A Electra of National Airlines.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

Northwest, one of the first operators of the Electra.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of Northwest Airlines.

Registration N121US, c/n 1057. Sadly crashed near Tell City, Indiana in 1960 seven months after its delivery to the Northwest Company.

Reg. N121US Lockheed L-188C Electra of Northwest Airlines.
Reg. N121US Lockheed L-188C Electra of Northwest Airlines.
Reg. N121US Lockheed L-188C Electra of Northwest Airlines.
Reg. N121US Lockheed L-188C Electra of Northwest Airlines.
Reg. N121US Lockheed L-188C Electra of Northwest Airlines.

Lockheed L-188C Electra

Not very successful on European market, where the unique customer of Lockheed for the Electra has been KLM who purchased 12 samples of the long range version C.
Registration PH-LLA, c/n 2001.

Reg.PH-LLA Lockheed L-188C Electra Mercurius of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.

At Lockheed’s manufactury.

Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.
Lockheed L-188C Electra of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

Lockheed L-188A Electra of Western Airlines.

Lockheed L-188 Electra’s factory.

Same aircraft seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Lockheed L-188 Electra cells.

Allison’s turbo-prop engines.
Same footage seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Lockheed L-188 Electra engines.

Assembly hall.

Lockheed L-188 Electra assembly.

American Airlines sample in production .

Lockheed L-188 Electra assembly.

Eastern Air Lines’s sample.

Lockheed L-188 Electra assembly.

Lockheed L-188 Electra.

This aircraft was the prototype that started it all the first L-188 ever made. It was first flown on December 6th 1957.

Lockheed L-188 Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188 Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188 Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188 Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188 Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188 Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.

Lockheed L-188A Electra.

World tour of the A version.

Lockheed L-188A Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188A Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188A Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188A Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188A Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
Lockheed L-188A Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.

Lockheed L-188C Electra

The third Australian company which operated the Electra.

Lockheed L-188C Electra of Qantas.

Lockheed L-188A Electra

First ordered as TEAL, which became Air New Zeland in 1965.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of TEAL-Tasman Empire Airways Limited.

Lockheed L-188 Electra.

Travel agency model.

Lockheed L-188 Electra model.

Lockheed L-188A Electra. & Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando & Convair 240.

In the background are two Convair 240 and a Curtiss Commando.

Lockheed L-188 Electra , Convair 240 and Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando.

Lockheed L-188 Electra. & Lockheed L-1649 Starliner.

In the background is a Starliner.

Lockheed L-188 Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp and Lockheed L-1649 Starliner.
Lockheed L-188 Electra proto of Lockheed Aircraft Corp and Lockheed L-1649 Starliner.

Lockheed L-188A Electra & Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser in the background on the right.

Lockheed L-188A Electra of CPA-Cathay Pacific Airways and Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.


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