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Are there any Super Constellations built by Lockheed?

(AUTHOR’S COLLECTION) When the Lockheed Super Constellation was introduced in 1951, many model makers worldwide had already been building Connie models. As a result, the Lockheed factory did not build any big metal Super Constellation models. They did however, build resin models of military Super Connies and special protypes.

When was the first constellation built?

The Constellation was designed in the late 1930s, and first flown in January of 1943. WW II prevented the Connie from going into commercial service. During the War, the Military was interested in the airplane and Lockheed continued to develop the Connie as the C-69 Transport. Only 15 of the C-69s were delivered to the Army Air Corps.

When did the Connie constellation come out?

The Connie is such a beautiful design, that models of the aircraft are more like “artwork” than just simply models. The Constellation was designed in the late 1930s, and first flown in January of 1943. WW II prevented the Connie from going into commercial service.

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It was 1929, at the request of TWA, that the Constellation project was launched. This company wanted a 40 seater air liner. The prototype took off on its maiden flight on 9th January 1942 but because of the war, the Constellation began its career under a military denomination – that of the C69.

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What aircraft did Lockheed convert to passenger carrying?

When the war was over, Lockheed began to convert Military C-69s into passenger carrying airliners. This was no small task as the C-69 was a whole different animal from what was to become a commercial Lockheed 049 Constellation.

What scale is Schaarschmidt?

Most of the models were cast aluminum made in two pieces consisting of a solid fuselage and a separate one-piece wing. 1/100 th scale being the most popular. A very unique thing about Schaarschmidt was that, for some reason, they made many models with a solid aluminum fuselage and hollow “sheet metal wings”.

When was the Connie designed?

The Connie is such a beautiful design, that models of the aircraft are more like “artwork” than just simply models. The Constellation was designed in the late 1930s, and first flown in January of 1943. WW II prevented the Connie from going into commercial service. During the War, the Military was interested in the airplane …

Did Lockheed build a super constellation?

As a result, the Lockheed factory did not build any big metal Super Constellation models. They did however, build resin models of military Super Connies and special protypes. Most of these were in the 1/72 nd to 1/60 th scale, and they made some desk models that were about 8 or 9 inches long.

Who made the 1649 model?

It is interesting to note that Sterling Riffe, owner of Riffe Models in Kansas City MO, used a 1/60 th scale resin Lockheed factory 1649 model as a foundry pattern to cast the aluminum 1649 models he made for TWA and Air France in the late 50s.

Where is Lockheed built?

The Lockheed factory itself, built early in-house concept and promotional models at its’ facilities in Burbank CA. These models were big (usually around 1/43rd scale or larger), and made of wood. These models could be found around the plant in engineering and executive offices.

When did the Constellation come into service?

It was Pan American World Airways that first put the Constellation into commercial service on January 3, 1946 on a New York to Bermuda run.