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Vega Flying Test Stand
Lockheed Altair 8-D
Vega Flying Test Stand NX18149
The 1938 Vega Flying Test Stand (ATC 2-423) was designed by Jack Wassall and W N "Wally" Wallace, and assembled from various Lockheed components. First designated Lockheed Altair 8-G and registered NX18149, it was used to test experimental 520hp Menasco U-520 Unitwin (twin 260hp Super B with single propeller) for use in a planned Starliner.
Sold to Lockheed dealer Howard Batt when it was no longer needed, repowered with 450hp P&W Wasp SC under (2-423) in 1939 and reregistered as Lockheed Altair 8-D in 1940.

Vega Flying Test Stand NX18149
Engine: 520hp Menasco U-520 Unitwin
Wingspan: 42'9"
Length: 28'11"
Seats: 2
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