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Lockheed Constellation: A History

Lockheed Constellation: A History
LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR G.M. Simons
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 256
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
PRODUCT CODE 58866AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
£30.00

Clarence 'Kelly' Johnson design for the Lockheed Constellation, known affectionately as the Connie, produced one of the worlds most iconic airliners. Lockheed had been working on the L-044 Excalibur, a four-engine, pressurised airliner, since 1937. In 1939, Trans World Airlines, at the instigation of major stockholder Howard Hughes, requested a 40-passenger transcontinental aircraft with a range of 3,500 miles, well beyond the capabilities of the Excalibur design. TWA's requirements led to the L-049 Constellation, designed by Lockheed engineers including Kelly Johnson and Hall Hibbard. Between 1943 and 1958, Lockheed built 856 Constellations in numerous models at its Burbank, California, factory - all with the same distinctive and immediately recognisable triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage. The Constellation was used as a civil airliner and as a military and civilian air transport,

LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR G.M. Simons
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 256
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
ISBN 9781526758866
PRODUCT CODE 58866AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£30.00