The Lockheed Lodestar is a transport aircraft developed from the Type 14 from 1939. It got a larger longer fuselage and a different empennage. During the second world war, many were built. The Lodestar was also ordered for the Dutch armed forces in Dutch East Indies.

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Lockheed Lodestar

This particular Lodestar is a civilian aircraft and is highly polished. It was as an R5O-5 for the U.S.Navy with the Bureau No 12474. It was later converted for civil used and seen here as "N631LS" in the USA and has manufacturer c/n 2404.

Photographed 2013 by Cees Hendriks (c) copyright

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Lodestar R-50

This Lodestar R-50-5A with code "12473" (s/n 2403) was seen at March Field Museum, Ca. in 2015 . It is probably the US Navy version.

Photographed 2015 by Cees Hendriks (c) copyright

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Lodestar fuselage in Dutch scheme

This Lodestar model 18 fuselage is painted in an old Dutch East Indies (ML-KNIL) scheme. It shows the black bordered orange triangle markings and code "LT909". It is however not original as the fuselage is of Lodestar C-60A-1-LO delivered to the USAAC as "42-55884".  The "walk through" exhibit was seen at Pima air museum near Tucson, Arizona in 2015

Photographed 2015 by Cees Hendriks (c) copyright

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Just a few plastic models exist: in 1/72 scale, the best model is of Special Hobby.

 

Dutch history enthusiasts can visit our IPMS NL Lodestar pages here...