Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lockheed Model 9 Orion

The Lockheed Model 9 Orion was a single-engined passenger aircraft built in 1931 for commercial airlines. It was the first airliner to have retractable landing gear and was faster than any military aircraft of that time. Designed by Richard A. Von Hake, it was the last wooden monoplane design produced by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.

1 comment:

  1. Lockheed had quite a pedigree building very fast aircraft.