Lockheed 75 Saturn


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Lockheed 75 Saturn

First flight 17 June 1946. Cancelled in 1948 in favour of Douglas DC-3.

 ENGINE2 x 700hp Wright 744C-7BA-1 7-cylinder radial engines
  Loaded weight7257 kg15999 lb
  Empty weight5153 kg11360 lb
  Wingspan22.56 m74 ft 0 in
  Length15.69 m52 ft 6 in
  Height6.05 m20 ft 10 in
  Max. speed367 km/h228 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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