CONSTELLATION
CONSTELLATION

Manufacturer

LOCKHEED

Markings:

Trans World Airlines, 1950

Designation:

L-049

Registration:

N90831

Serial Number:

42-94549

LOCKHEED L-049 CONSTELLATION

The Lockheed Constellation is widely regarded as one of the best of the post-World War II piston-engine airliners. Originally designed for Trans World Airlines the first Connies were taken up by the Army Air Forces during World War II. These were returned to the airlines after the war and along with over 800 other Constellations saw service with most of the worlds major airlines.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 123 ft
  • Length: 95 ft 2 in
  • Height: 23 ft 8 in
  • Weight: 72,000 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 330 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 25,000 ft
  • Range: 2,400 miles
  • Engines: 4 Wright R3350-35 with 2,200 hp each
  • Crew: 6, 44-81 passengers