First flight 17 June 1946. Cancelled in 1948 in favour of Douglas DC-3.
| ENGINE||2 x 700hp Wright 744C-7BA-1 7-cylinder radial engines|
| Loaded weight||7257 kg||15999 lb|
| Empty weight||5153 kg||11360 lb|
| Wingspan||22.56 m||74 ft 0 in|
| Length||15.69 m||52 ft 6 in|
| Height||6.05 m||20 ft 10 in|
| Max. speed||367 km/h||228 mph|
|Ulf Claréus, e-mail, 11.02.2018 17:16|
It's a pity that Lockheed Corp. didn't install a British Armstrong Siddeley Mamba turboprop engine, instead of piston engines. The Mamba's firsts run was in 1946 and it was rated at 1000-1200 hp. Also see A W Appolo with 4 Mambas with extremely nice engine installations. Though I've read there were endless engine troubles and only two Appolos were built, flying up to 1957.
|deaftom, e-mail, 02.06.2013 07:12|
More correctly, the Saturn was cancelled because it couldn't compete with the glut of C-47s /DC-3s that were suddently released into the civil market after the end of World War II. You could buy several cheap surplus C-47s for the price of one new Saturn.
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