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Lockheed Constellation (for 3D Studio Max)
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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. The Constellation 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 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
World War II
The first Lockheed Constellation on 9 January 1943.With the onset of World War II, the TWA aircraft entering production were converted to an order for C-69 Constellation military transport aircraft, with 202 aircraft intended for the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The first prototype (civil registration NX25600) flew on January 9, 1943, a simple ferry hop from Burbank to Muroc Field for testing. Eddie Allen, on loan from Boeing, flew left seat, with Lockheed`s own Milo Burcham as copilot. Rudy Thoren and Kelly Johnson were also on board.
Lockheed also proposed its model L-249 which was to be a long range bomber. It received the military designation XB-30 but the aircraft was never developed or built. A plan for a very long-range troop transport, the C-69B, was cancelled. A single C-69C, a 43-seat VIP transport, was built in 1945 at the Lockheed-Burbank plant.
The C-69 was largely used as a high-speed, long-distance troop transport during the war. Only 22 C-69s were completed before the end of hostilities, and not all of those entered military service. The USAAF cancelled the remainder of the order in 1945.
Super Constellation (C-121C) during pilot training in Epinal - Mirecourt, France
TWA was one of the best-known operators. Pictured is an L1049G with optional 609 U.S. gal (2,307 l) tiptanks.
Super Connie at Air 04, Payerne, SwitzerlandAfter World War II, the Constellation soon came into its own as a popular, fast, civilian airliner. Aircraft already in production for the USAAF as C-69 transports were finished as civilian airliners, with TWA receiving the first on 1 October, 1945. The first transatlantic proving flight departed Washington, DC on 3 December, 1945, arriving in Paris on 4 December, via Gander and Shannon.
Trans World Airlines opened post-war commercial intercontinental air service on February 6, 1946, with a New York-Paris flight in a Constellation. On June 17, 1947, Pan American World Airways opened the first ever regularly-scheduled around-the-world service with their L749 Clipper America. The famous flight Pan Am 101 operated for over 40 years.
As the first pressurized airliner in widespread use, the Constellation helped to usher in affordable and comfortable air travel for the masses. Some of the more famous operators of Constellations were TWA, Eastern Air Lines, Pan American World Airways, Air France, BOAC, KLM, Qantas, Lufthansa, Iberia Airlines, Panair do Brasil, TAP Portugal, Trans-Canada Airlines (later renamed Air Canada), Aer Lingus and VARIG.
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