National Airlines Lockheed 10-B Electra
NC14961 (c/.n 1039)
This badly cropped image of a National Airlines
Electra is, unfortunately, the
only one I have.
However, it does illustrate the first usage of "The
Buccaneer Route" titling which became
by-line. The 10-B variant of the Electra was powered by
two Wright R-975-E3
engines rated at 440 h.p.
(versus the P&W
Twin Wasp Juniors of the Model 10-A). This
power plant variation had been requested by Eastern Airlines and
this Electra was, in fact, an
With this new equipment the airline was able to expand out of Florida
as far north as Washington D.,C. As indicated
previously, the head quarters were
to Jacksonville, Florida
by this time.