What was the first stretched Constellation aircraft?
During early 1943, the aerospace company Lockheed Corporation began to develop stretched versions of the Constellation series. The first stretched version was the L-049 followed by the L-749. After the Douglas Company introduced the DC-6 rival aircraft, Lockheed developed the L-1049 as a response.
What is a constellation airplane?
Conceived by Howard Hughes in the late 1930’s, the Constellation represented the ultimate in airline performance and luxury during the 1950’s with 856 being built for commercial and military customers.
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Lockheed Constellation Desk Lamp, Late 1940s
Large model of a Lockheed Constellation made by Charles Long. The airplane is made of redwood. The propellers are pine. Charles was a captain in the Army Air Corps and I believe late…
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In this clean, 1950s atomic-age design for Air Algerie, Guy Georget features the sleek Lockheed Constellation with its distinctive triple-tail and thin, dolphin-shaped body. The post…
1950s Air Algerie Poster by Georget Featuring a Lockheed Constellation
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From the Manufacturer
On April 7, 1967, Trans World Airlines (TWA) became one of the world’s first all-jet airlines with the retirement of their last Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation and L-1649 Starliner aircraft.
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What is the most graceful airliner ever built?
Arguably the most graceful and beautiful airliner ever built, the Lockheed Constellation celebrated its 60th birthday in 2003. Conceived by Howard Hughes in the late 1930’s, the Constellation represented the ultimate in airline performance and luxury during the 1950’s with 856 being built for commercial and military customers. Quickly displaced from frontline service by jet airliners in the 1960’s, there are about fifty-five “survivors” of the mass scrappings of the 1960’s and 70’s, with only C-121C VH-EAG currently airworthy. If you enjoy this website, check out my companion Propliner Information Exchange website www.proplinerinfoexchange.com featuring news, photos and articles about these iconic aircraft.
How many survivors of the 1960s?
Quickly displaced from frontline service by jet airliners in the 1960’s, there are about fifty-five “survivors” of the mass scrappings of the 1960’s and 70’s, with only C-121C VH-EAG currently airworthy.
When will Propliner Annual 2021 be released?
The 2021 edition of the Propliner Annual was mailed to subscribers on April 20, 2021.
When did the L1049H crash?
The Crash of L1049H N45516 on 11 May 1975 near Mesa, Arizona – by Cam and Chris Baird
How fast is the L-1049C?
The L-1049C has a maximum speed of 290 knots and a cruise speed of 264 knots. It has a travel range of 4,480 nautical miles and can fly up to 25,700 feet. The rate of climb is 1,100 feet per minute. It has a takeoff and landing distance of 1,400 meters.
What is the difference between the L-1049C and the L-1049G?
The L-1049C is a civilian variant of the L-1049B and forty-eight of these were built. The L-1049G is a development of L-1049C equipped with an increased maximum takeoff weight and four R-3350 -3 engines.
How many passengers can a L-1049C carry?
The L-1049C version can accommodate forty-seven to one hundred and six passengers. It has five crew members including a pilot, copilot, navigator, engineer, and radio operator. The aircraft has an exterior length of 34.62 meters, an exterior height of 5.7 meters, and a fuselage width of 3.7 meters.
How many L-1049s were built?
A total of 259 commercial and 320 military L-1049 were built. The L-1049 was retired from commercial service and preserved examples exist as private aircraft.
When did Lockheed start making the Constellation?
During early 1943, the aerospace company Lockheed Corporation began to develop stretched versions of the Constellation series. The first stretched version was the L-049 followed by the L-749. After the Douglas Company introduced the DC-6 rival aircraft, Lockheed developed the L-1049 as a response. On July 14, 1951, the initial production version …
When did the L-1049 first fly?
On July 14, 1951, the initial production version L-1049 took its first flight. In November of the same year, the aircraft was awarded its type certification. In December 1951, it entered service with Eastern Airlines.