Designation: L-049

Lockheed L-049

Lockheed C-69 (L-049) Constellation

A picture of the Lockheed C-69 Constellation

The Lockheed Constellation is widely regarded as one of the best of the post-World War II piston-engine airliners.  Originally designed in 1939 for Trans World Airline the first “Connies” flew in 1942.  The first aircraft were impressed by the Army Air Forces during World War II and saw brief service as passenger transports.  These aircraft were returned to the airlines after the war and along with over 800 other Constellations saw service with most of the world’s major airlines well into the 1960s.

Wingspan 123 ft

Wingspan

Length 95 ft 2 in.

Length

Height 23 ft 8 in.

Height

Weight 72,000 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 330 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 25,000 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 2,400 miles

Range

Engines Four Wright R3350-35 with 2,200 horsepower each

Engines

Crew 6 with 44-81 passengers

Crew


Manufacturer
Lockheed

Markings
Trans World Airline, 1950

Designation
C-69

Registration
N90831

Serial Number
42-94549

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