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Lockheed L-188A Electra First Flight Was 63 Years Ago TodayAt 10:28 a.m., Lockheed Aircraft Corporation’s Chief Engineering Test Pilot Herman Richard (“Fish”) Salmon, and co-pilot Roy Edwin Wimmer started the Number 4 engine (outboard, right wing, of the new prototype Model L-188A Electra, c/n 1001, registered N1881. Also on board were flight engineers Louis Holland and William Spreuer. In rapid succession, the flight crew started engines 1, 2, on the left wing, and 3, inboard on the right. The prototype then taxied to the eastern end of Lockheed Air… (www.thisdayinaviation.com) More...
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Also referred to as 4 engines hotly persued by an aircraft
For sure! Oh, and then there is the P-3 hot-rod.
I remember flying home in one in 1965. At the very rear of the cabin was a circular table with a curved bench going about halfway around it. I sat with my back to the rear bulkhead (maybe bathrooms were behind me?), and at that time, being in uniform, the stewardesses (That was what they were called then) gave me and my traveling partner (also military) great service on that leg of our journey.
I also was treated to that table in the back while in uniform (U.S.Marine), I think that was their cocktail area. Several years later I would be working on the T-56 Allison Engines -9.-11,-13. Great engines
Many airment have spent much it theives ridingP-3 or the C version.,anadian