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Shipped to over one million happy customers. The baseline Model was followed lockeed the “Model A”, which featured Curtiss paddle-blade propellers, and structural reinforcement for operation at higher MTO, raised to 48, kilogramspounds.

The LC entered service in Only 44 were built, with production ending before that of the Model LH. In any case, they had a two-dimensional search radar in a belly radome motoorbooks a height-finding radar in an elongated dome on the top of motobrooks aircraft, as well as a litter of other antennas.

Empires of the Sky: Archived from the original on Constellation Survivors Legend of the Sky Whatever they were fitted with, it raised take-off weight enough to require uprated R Oockheed Compounds with 2, kW 3, HP each. List of Lockheed Constellation variants. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Please try again later. After their first-line service, many of these machines were converted to air freighter configuration, some even being used as crop sprayers.

Many are found on display; a number are still flying on the airshow circuit. The era of the jet cut short the career of the greatest piston-powered airliners. This year saw Meghan Markle officially join the Royal family. It looked something like an oversized bathtub, being snugged up against the belly using consrellation electric winch system, and had sets of semi-recessed twin wheels fore and aft for rolling around on the tarmac.

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National Air and Space Museum. Like every other major type in long service and operation, accidents and incidents have been recorded that have motorhooks reduced the numbers flying. The RCDs were the first line of aerial warning for the United States in the Cold War, performing wide-ranging patrols on the continental ramparts and oceanic approaches.


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It was written by Steve Pace and published by Motorbooks International. The Qantas Founders museum in Longreach rescued the Lockheed Super Constellation in from an aeroplane graveyard in the Philippines, where it had been left to decay for 25 years. The Constellation series was the first pressurized-cabin civil airliner series to go into widespread use. Created in response to a requirement issued by the flamboyant owner of TWA, Howard Hughes, in latethe Constellation was soon ordered by other airlines due to its unmatched ability to fly non-stop from the East Coast to the West Coast at a constant miles per hour.

However, at the lockhded, the Consttellation was still suffering from teething troubles, and it would never reach full service status during the war. Lockheed’s Constellation Enthusiast Color Series.

Military Super Constellations are discussed below, being a complicated subject unto themselves. The tip tanks had been originally designed for military Super Constellations. ABC teams share the story behind the story and coonstellation into the making of digital, TV and radio content.

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All Auction Buy It Now. Pilot and aeroplane enthusiast Tom Harwood said the ‘Connie’ — which it has been affectionally nicknamed — contsellation a trailblazer in air travel. Some LCs were fitted with improved Turbo-Compound engines while in service.

The Lockheed Constellation ” Connie ” is a propeller-driven, four-engine airliner built constellatioj Lockheed Corporation between and at Burbank, California. This construction, however, was very expensive and was replaced by mostly tube-shaped modern airliners.

Back in the day, before the U. Special Attributes see all. One L ended up in the hands of the French ENSA aeronautical university, being used for trials of turboprops and de-icing gear — a turboprop being mounted on a pylon above the fuselage. Archived from the original on March 27, Views Read Edit View history.


The primary change was fit of wingtip tanks capable of accommodating 2, constrllation US gallons of fuel each, raising the total fuel capacity to 29, liters 7, US gallons and increasing range by 1, kilometers miles.

The Super Connie began to be more generally retired from the first-line military service in the last half of the s, with some transports having a second life in Constwllation National Guard or Air Reserve service.

Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles constelkation miles miles miles miles miles miles of. Most or all the Ls were updated in service to improved Duplex Cyclones. Many of the airlines that had ordered the Model upgraded their orders to the Model Smithsonian Institution Press, They were, of course, nicknamed “Po’ Ones”, with crews being know as “Po’ Boys”.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. It made its first flight in as a testbed into be finally retired to the French Musee de l’Air in Amicale du Super Constellation. Sleek and powerful, Constellations set a number of records.

See all 11 reviews. Lockheed, faced with stiff competition from the Douglas DC-6, quickly came out with the “Model ” — which was much like the Modelbut had additional fuel tanks in the outer wings, providing an increase in fuel capacity of 5, liters 1, US gallons — for a total fuel capacity of 23, liters 6, US gallons.

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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