XH-TED  Lockheed 14-H                     (c/n   1403)


                                     The original TACA line was formed in Honduras in 1932.  It operated a motley of different types
                                     in the 1930s including Bellanca Pacemakers and Ford Trimotors.  In 1940 it updated its equipment
                                     with the acquisition of five Lockheed 14s.  XH-TED was formerly NC17384 with Northwest Air-
                                     lines and is seen here at Tegucigalpa in the 1940s.   Although never a huge commercial success, the
                                     Lockheed 14 was an important type insofar as it led to the design of the Hudson bomber of WW II