|Lockheed Electra 10A
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain at Heston Aerodrome in London, England. September 9, 1938
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I visited The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks , Connecticut twice. There I met with a gentleman by the name of Bill Taylor. He rebuilt a Lockheed Electra 10A piece by piece. My personal impressions and information about the lochheed Electra 10A are from my visits to The New England Air museum. The airplane did not have the passenger seats, but the cockpit was almost complete as well as the outside of the airplane. The Lockheed Electra 10A was an airplane built in the United States. It was built to order when it was bought. The airplane in The Bridge of Deaths was made to order, it had a radio room, this used the space of two passenger seats.The G-AESY could only sit 8 passengers. This information is from the archives used to research the book, in all three file sketches of the interior of the airplane were available. Most of the general information used in The Bridge of Deaths about the Lockheed Electra was obtained from the book The Lockheed Twins by Peter J. Marson published by AIR-BRITAIN and a website that was simply named Lockheed Electra 10a which is no longer available. In Chapter 6 of the Lockheed Twins the individual history of each aircraft is documented. This is for several Lockheeds and not only for the Lockheed Electra 10A. For the purposes of the story in The Bridge of Deaths only the information about the Lockheed 10A and the Lockheed 14 Super Electra was used. If you need any more information on the Electra I recommend www.lockheedmartin.com/aboutus/history/Model10Electra.html .