Lockheed 749 Constellation, built in September, 1947.

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1947 in Burbank

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Aircraft: Lockheed 749 'Constellation' serial no. 2553, built September 1947. The Constellation airliner was developed from a military transport aircraft which entered service in 1944. With its streamlined fuselage and triple tail-unit, it is considered one of the most graceful aircraft ever to fly. Various versions of this four-engined airliner were built to carry up to 65 passengers at 260-300 mph over distances of 2000-3000 miles. This Constellation of Trans World Airlines (TWA) is pictured at the Science Museum's Wroughton airfield in Wiltshire.

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Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1984-249
type:
radioactivity
credit:
Aces High Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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