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.
| Take-off weight||2722 kg||6001 lb|
| Wingspan||12.50 m||41 ft 0 in|
| Max. speed||338 km/h||210 mph|
|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.
|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.
|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].
|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?
|Paul Detige, e-mail, 27.12.2008 18:46|
Like to know date (approx) of last flight.
Do you have any comments?
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