Lockheed 10A Electra, serial no 1037, 1935.

Image number: 10216145

Lockheed 10A Electra, serial no 1037, 1935.

The aircraft is pictured outside a hangar at the Science Museum's Wroughton airfield in Wiltshire. The Electra first flew in February 1934, and with its low-wing, all-metal monoplane contruction, supercharged air-cooled wing-mounted engines, retractable undercarriage, variable-pitch propellers and wing flaps helped revolutionise air transport.

Image number:
10216145
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:12
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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