L-188 Technical Information
Model:
L-188A
L-188C
First Flight:
06-Dec-1957
01-July-1959
Accommodation:
66 to 98 passengers
66 to 98 passengers
Power Plant: General Motors Allison
501D-13 or D-13A or D-15
General Motors Allison
501D-13 or D-13A or D-15
Horsepower: 501D-13 - 3750 eshp
501D-15 - 4050 eshp
501D-13 - 3750 eshp
501D-15 - 4050 eshp
Fuel Capacity:
5360 US gallons
6520 US gallons
Dimensions: Wingspan: 99 feet
Wingspan: 30.18 metres
Wingspan: 99 feet
Wingspan: 30.18 metres
  Length: 104 feet 6 inches
Length: 31.81 metres
Length: 104 feet 6 inches
Length: 31.81 metres
  Height: 32 feet 10 inches
Height: 10.01 metres
Height: 32 feet 10 inches
Height: 10.01 metres
  Wing area: 1300 sq. feet
Wing area: 120.8 sq. metres
Wing area: 1300 sq. feet
Wing area: 120.8 sq. metres
  Wheel base: 37 feet 0 inches
Wheel base: 11.29 metres
Wheel base: 37 feet 0 inches
Wheel base: 11.29 metres
  Wheel track: 31 feet 2 inches
Wheel track: 9.50 metres
Wheel track: 31 feet 2 inches
Wheel track: 9.50 metres
  Prop clearance: 1 foot 9 inches
Prop clearance: 0.53 metres
Prop clearance: 1 foot 9 inches
Prop clearance: 0.53 metres
 

Hamilton Standard Hydomatic
(round blade tips)
or
Aeroproducts 606 Turbo
(square cut blade tips):
13 feet 6 inch diameter.

Hamilton Standard Hydomatic
(round blade tips) or
Aeroproducts 606 Turbo
(square cut blade tips):
13 feet 6 inch diameter.
Performance: Max. speed at 12,000 feet:
390 kt (720 km/hr)
Max. speed at 12,000 feet:
390 kt (720 km/hr)
 

Cruising speed at 38,817 kg: 352 kt - 652 km/hr

Cruising speed at 38,817 kg: 352 kt - 652 km/hr

  Stalling speed at 43,880 kg
with flaps deployed: 93 kt
Stalling speed at 43,880 kg
with flaps deployed: 93 kt
  Initial rate of climb at
51,300 kg: 1970 ft / min.
Initial rate of climb at
51,300 kg: 1970 ft / min.
  Ceiling at 45,400 kg:
28,400 feet
Ceiling at 45,400 kg:
28,400 feet
  Max range with 2 hrs reserve:
2405 nautical miles
Max range with 2 hrs reserve:
3450 nautical miles
Weights: Empty: 57,400 pounds
Empty: 26,060 kg
Empty: 57,400 pounds
Empty: 26,060 kg
  Normal payload: 21,600 lbs
Normal payload: 9805 kg
Normal payload: 21,600 lbs
Normal payload: 9805 kg
  Max. payload: 26,500 lbs
Max payload: 12.030 kg
Max. payload: 26,500 lbs
Max payload: 12.030 kg
  Max. takeoff: 113,000 lbs
Max. takeoff: 51,300 kg
Max. takeoff: 116,000 lbs
Max. takeoff: 52,664 kg
  Max landing: 95,600 lbs
Max landing: 43,880 kg
Max landing: 95,600 lbs
Max landing: 43,880 kg
Number built: 115 55
Australian Registered: 8 4