CH-168 Lockheed Orion 9B
Unfortunately the image on the original of
this print, acquired from Swissair in the 1940s, is very
This enlargement, therefore, suffers from lack of clarity.
Swissair purchased two of these
speed mail/passenger aircraft in 1932. (The other was CH-167, c/n
189). They were orig-
built with US registrations NC12231 and NC12232
respectively. In 1934 CH-167 was
re-registered HB-LAH and CH-168 became HB-LAJ. They were sold in
1935 and wound up
Republican side during the Spanish Civil War. In the 1970s,
Orion c/n 180 (NC12222)
acquired from the Paul Mantz collection and was completely restored as
CH-167. It is now
display at the Transportation Museum in Lucerne.