The Lodestar came variously configured with either a crew of four and seating fourteen for the transportation of VIPs or with a crew of two and seating 21 or ordinary staff. It was powered either by a pair of Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet engines or a pair of 1200 hp (880 kW) Wright R-1820-87 engines. Cruising speed was 200.00 mph (322.00 Km/H), with a maximum speed of 266.00 mph (428.00 km/h), the operational ceiling was 27,000 - 30,100 ft (8,230 - 9174 m). It's range has been reported to be from 950 miles (1529.00 Km) to 1,660 miles (2,670 km).
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