Lockheed Model 9 Orion

Lockheed Model 9 Orion

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Lockheed Model 9 Orion was a single engine passenger aircraft built in 1931 for commercial airlines. It was the first airliner to have retractable landing gear and was faster than any military aircraft of that time. Designed by Richard A. Von Hake, it was the last wooden monoplane design produced by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. The Orion was the last design using many identical elements from the Lockheed designs preceding it. It primarily used all the elements of the Altair, but included a forward top cockpit similar to the Vega, plus the NACA cowling introduced in the Air Express. Lockheed used the same basic fuselage mold and wing for all these wooden designs (the Explorer wing was unique), hence the close similarities between them.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135772414
  • 9786135772418