Lockheed Vega Starliner

1939

Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  CABIN MONOPLANEVirtual Aircraft Museum / USA / Lockheed  

Lockheed Vega Starliner

Designed by Lockheed's subsidiary AiRover Company, which by 1938 became the Vega Airplane Company, the Vega Starliner was a five/six-seat low-wing cabin monoplane with retractable landing gear and an unusual powerplant. This comprised two 194kW Menasco C6S-4 inline engines, mounted side-by-side, and coupled to drive together, or independently in emergency, a single propeller. First flown on 22 April 1939, the Starliner was abandoned after some 85 flight test hours as there was no demand for an aircraft in this category.

Specification 
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight2722 kg6001 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan12.50 m41 ft 0 in
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed338 km/h210 mph

Comments
Dick G., e-mail, 15.03.2017 00:34

Can i get any color referance material regarding the color schemes used on the vega Starliner? The photos I have seen are Black and white.

reply

Klaatu83, e-mail, 28.10.2015 04:43

A cabin monoplane of this type probably would have sold well a few years later, in the post-war general aviation market. Compare this airplane with the North American Navion or the Beechcraft Bonanza, both of which sold very well from the late 1940s through the 1950s.

reply

Roger Willis, e-mail, 26.09.2014 00:28

I am building a flying scale model of the Vega Starliner 2. I would like to know its coloration [ both overall color and trim color [s].

reply

F.E. Lind (retired EAL Capt., e-mail, 15.02.2010 06:34

Interesting concept -2 engines powering one prop with capability of flight with loss of one engine. Are there any still "alive", and if so, where located?

reply

Paul Detige, e-mail, 27.12.2008 18:46

Like to know date (approx) of last flight.

reply

Do you have any comments?

Name    E-mail


COMPANY
PROFILE


All the World's Rotorcraft


All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com