Western Air Express   Lockheed  3  Air Express  (NC)4897     (c/n   5)


                                           The Lockheed Model 3 Air Express was developed to meet the high speed air mail transport
                                           requirements of Western Air Express.  It was designed by John K.("Jack") Northrop using the
                                           same fuselage as the Lockheed Vega.   In the event WAE only took delivery of the prototype,
                                           seen above, kept it for a couple of years, and then sold it back to Lockheed.  Only seven other
                                           Air Expresses were built.