The seaplane Lady Luck is a mercenary airplane occasionally used by the Wardens. Based in New York Harbor, the Lady Luck is a Sikorsky S-42 Clipper seaplane. It’s piloted by Jason Baxtor, an occasionally down-on-his-luck pilot who’s always one job away bankruptcy. He won the plan during an unlikely (and unrepeatable) winning streak.
Converted for cargo hauling, plane has port and starboard mounted machine guns that fire from sliding doors that open in the sides of the plane (though the port-side gun frequently jams and Baxtor freely admits its more or less useless).
Despite her name, the Lady Luck doesn’t have the greatest maintenance and flight record. The ship shows a lot of wear, and every four hours of flight requires a successful Repair check or something bad happens (engine fails, flap sticks, etc.).
- Crew: 4
- Capacity: up to 37 day passengers or 14 sleeper berths
- Length: 68 ft (20.73 m)
- Wingspan: 118 ft 2 in (36.03 m)
- Height: 17 ft 5 in (5.3 m)
- Wing area: 1,329 ft² (123.5 m²)
- Empty weight: 19,764 lb (8,984 kg)
- Loaded weight: 38,000 lb (17,273 kg)
- Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet, supercharged radial engine, 660 hp (492 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 188 mph (300 km/h)
- Range: 1,930 miles (3,088 km)
- Service ceiling: 15,704 ft (4,788 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (305 m/min)
- Wing loading: 28.6 lb/ft² (140 kg/m²)
- Power/mass: 0.07 hp/lb (0.11 kW/kg)
- Toughness: 12 (2)