From the Author. A lot of hard work. The Lockheed Constellation is Motorbooks International’s first commercial aviation book and has remained their #1 seller for . Just before the outbreak of World War II, the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation began [3] MODEL SUPER CONSTELLATION / MODEL A STARLINER CONSTELLATION by Curtis K. Stringfellow & Peter M. Bowers, Motorbooks. Bowers, Peter M. Constellation. Wings. Motorbooks International, , Documents. Johnson, Clarence L. Development of the Lockheed Constellation.

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The “CA” was to be a military troop transport with seats, as well as window ports through which troops could fire their weapons, while the “CB” was to be a long-range version of the CA; neither was built. The primary change was a stretch by 5. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? TWA had been forced to cancel orders due to a strike, and there were no other buyers. Introducing the Turbo-Compound engines had resulted in increased noise and vibration; the Starliner featured a new, wider-span wing, allowing the engines to be moved away from the fuselage, as well as improving flight efficiency and adding more fuel capacity.


Failure to comply will result in unpaid item filing. Both Douglas and Boeing flew prototypes of pressurized four-engine airliners — the “DC-4E” and “Stratoliner” respectively — in that year, but the Lockheed Corporation was overburdened with building small twins.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Showing of 11 reviews. An historic Qantas plane that popularised luxury international air travel has been restored and put on display in Western Queensland. They were originally designated “PO-2W”, but the designation was changed to WV-2 before the first was delivered, and so they were never known as PO-2Ws.

The final civilian variant was the L Starliner all new wing and LG fuselage. Noticeable wear, but still very usable. Howard Hughes and Jack Frye confirmed that the rumors were not true in a letter in November Archived at the Wayback Machine.

The aircraft featured bunks to allow off-shift operators to get some rest, plus a galley to keep the aircrew fed. MTO weight was raised to constellayion, kilogramspounds.

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We pilots would each motorboooks a third, navigate a third locmheed sleep a third. This, then, is the story of a remarkable and distinctive airplane. Otherwise, owner’s name on top of first page, pages clean and unmarked.

On 11 Julya TWA training flight out of Reading, Pennsylvania crashed, five of the six crew being killed; a six-week grounding followed, with over 95 changes made to the Constellation to get it back into the air. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Queen of the Skies: Air Force Museum Foundation, 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 constellatiob pylon above the fuselage. The fuselage was also slightly stretched. Many are found on display; a number are still flying on the airshow circuit.


The AEW Super Connies were out of service for continental defense by the mids, their mission having been supplanted by ground-based constrllation installations.

It is unclear if they ever carried passengers in earnest. Lockheed had been working on the L Excalibura four-engine, pressurized airliner, since Media Video Audio Photos. The weather radar would become common in later Constellation production, and arguably enhanced the Constellation’s already good looks.

Only 24 Model s were sold, with 14 to Eastern and 10 to TWA, neither of them buying aircraft motorbopks the center-section fuel tank. At least one of these airplanes had rear-facing passenger seats. The Constellation series was the first pressurized-cabin civil airliner series to go into widespread use.

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