Lockheed L1049 Constellation

The Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation is an American aircraft, a member of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft line.

Back to Bell
...


Lockheed L1049 Constellation

The Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation is an American aircraft, a member of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft line. The L-1049 was Lockheed's response to the successful Douglas DC-6 airliner, first flying in 1950. The aircraft was also produced for both the United States Navy as the WV / R7V and U.S. Air Force as the C-121 for transport, electronics, and airborne early warning and control aircraft.

Beginning in 1943, Lockheed planned stretched variants of the Constellation family. The first was the L-049 with a fuselage lengthened by 13 feet (4 meters) and the second the L-749 stretched 18 feet (5.5 meters). Douglas launched a stretched version of its DC-6 airliner as a cargo transport, designated DC-6A, for both military and civilian operators. Douglas was soon to launch a passenger version (the DC-6B) of this new aircraft. The DC-6B could carry 23 more passengers than Lockheed's current production L-749 Constellation.

"Your exciting Journey into the world of aviation starts here"
...

Lockheed Corporation 

Lockheed L1049 Constellation

"Your exciting Journey into the world of aviation starts here".

Lockheed Corporation  

General Info

      • Crew: 5 (Pilot, Copilot, Navigator, Flight Engineer, Radio Operator)
      • Capacity: 47-106 Passengers
      • Length: 113 ft 7 in (34.62 m)
      • Wingspan: 123 ft (37 m)
      • Height: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
      • Empty weight: 69,000 lb (31,298 kg)
      • Powerplant: 4 × Wright R-3350 972-TC-18DA-1 Duplex-Cyclone 18-cylinder 

L1049 Super Connie

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 330 mph (530 km/h, 290 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 304 mph (489 km/h, 264 kn)
  • Range: 5,150 mi (8,290 km, 4,480 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 25,700 ft (7,800 m)
Data from Wikipedia

Drawing