Lockheed Electras were used as light transports by the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and USAAC. One was used as the personal transport of the Secretary of the Navy, another by the Secretary of the Treasury, and another by the National Guard Bureau. In 1942 26 Electras were impressed from civilian duties for communication duties, under the designation UC-36.
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(updated February 2009)
Lockheed Model 10-A Electra / UC-36
Type: light transport aircraft Crew: 6-7 Armament: two 0.50 inch machine guns up to 2,000 lbs. of bombs Specifications: Length: 38' 7" (11.76 m) Height: 10' 1" (3.07 m) Wingspan: 55' 0" (16.76 m) Wing area: 458.3 sq. ft (42.58 sq. m) Empty Weight: 7100 lb (3221 kg) Max Weight: 10,500 lb (4763kg) max at takeoff Propulsion: No. of Engines: 2 Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-985-13 Wasp Junior radial Horsepower: 450 hp each Performance: Range: 666 miles (1072 km) Cruise Speed: 194 mph ( 312 km/h) Max Speed: 201 mph ( 323 km/h) at 5000 ft Ceiling: 24,000 ft (7315 m)
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