Lockheed L-049 Constellation

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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 world’s 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