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Lockheed Constellation L1049 Blue Angels Model
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 15.65 in.[39.80 cm.] • Span - 17.00 in.[43.20 cm.] • Height - 3.30 in.[8.40 cm.]
Scale - 1:89
Era: 1940's • Company: Lockheed
Related Link: Constellation Survivors Site
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Model Specific Information

The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. A total of 856 aircraft were produced in four models, all distinguished by a distinctive triple-tail design and graceful, dolphin-shaped fuselage. It was used as both a civilian airliner and U.S. military air transport plane, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift and as the presidential aircraft for President Eisenhower..

Since 1937, Lockheed had been working on the L-044 Excalibur, a four-engine pressurized airliner. In 1939, Trans World Airlines, at the encouragement of major stockholder Howard Hughes, requested a 40-passenger short- and medium-range airliner, beyond the capabilities of the limited Excalibur design. This request led to the L-049 Constellation, designed by such Lockheed engineers as Clarence ├»┬┐┬ŻKelly├»┬┐┬Ż Johnson and Hall Hibbard.[1] Willis Hawkins, another Lockheed engineer, maintains that the Excalibur program was purely a cover for the Constellation..

The Constellation├»┬┐┬Żs wing was effectively the same as that of the P-38 Lightning, differing only in scale.[3] The distinctive triple tail kept the aircraft├»┬┐┬Żs overall height low enough so that it could fit in hangars already in existence..

The military├»┬┐┬Żs C-69 prototype was based on the initial L-049 design.The first prototype (civil registration NX25600) flew on January 9, 1943. The flight was a simple ferry hop from Burbank to Muroc Field for testing. Eddie Allen, on loan from Boeing, flew left seat, with Lockheed├»┬┐┬Żs own Milo Burcham as copilot. Rudy Thoren and Kelly Johnson were also on board..

Due to World War II, all production was diverted to C-69 military transport versions with an initial USAAF contract for 202 aircraft. With only 22 C-69├»┬┐┬Żs delivered before the end of hostilities, the military cancelled the remainder of the order. Aircraft already in production were thus finished as civilian airliners with deliveries beginning in November 1945..

Rumors persist that Hughes himself was influential in the design of the Constellation, but these are untrue. His only input was suggestions on the required performance and cockpit layout. He left the rest of the design work to Lockheed.
 

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