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The Connie as originally conceived in 1939, showing her general shape

The Connie as originally conceived in showing her general shape

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TWA began trans-Atlantic flights in 1946 with Model Constellations. This early photograph illustrates one of them before its name, in this case "Star of Tripoli", had been applied. By the end of that year the airline had a fleet of 25 of them.

LAV L-049 (YV-C-AMI/2082)

Photo 9 of Constellation Postcards "L"

Lockheed 049-46-26 Constellation  Registration G-AHEN, c/n 42-94559. Ordered by the USAAF as a C-69-5-LO but the order was cancelled at the end of World War II and the airplane was converted to a passenger aircraft for B.O.A.C. It was delivered on May 29 1946.

Lockheed Constellation Registration G-AHEN, c/n Ordered by the USAAF as a but the order was cancelled at the end of World War II and the airplane was converted to a passenger aircraft for B. It was delivered on May 29

Photo: NC86505 L-049 Constellation TWA

Photo: NC86505 L-049 Constellation TWA

Watch in 720p HD. N807AJ begins her journey across the country to Atlantic City, New Jersey to be used as a Fire Trainer. This classic airliner was retired from TWA service in 1973.

begins her journey across the country to Atlantic City, New Jersey to be used as a Fire Trainer. This classic airliner was retired from TWA service in

KLM Connie at Hato

KLM Connie at Hato

Photo: N90927 L-049 Constellation American Overseas

Lockheed Constellation American Overseas Airlines (Later G-AMUR with BOAC) Heathrow 1950 Tony Clarke Collection

TWA L1011

TWA L1011

Northwest Orient Airlines Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation model aircraft, c. 1950 | http://www.flysfo.com/museum

Northwest Orient Airlines Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation model aircraft, c. 1950 | http://www.flysfo.com/museum

The KLM's PH-TAV  Lockheed L-049 Constellation named "Venlo" was sold to Capital Airlines in 1950 as N86532.

The KLM's PH-TAV Lockheed Constellation named "Venlo" was sold to Capital Airlines in 1950 as

Douglas DC-7B - Eastern Air Lines (Historical Flight Foundation) | Aviation Photo #2022630 | Airliners.net

- Eastern Air Lines (Historical Flight Foundation) Douglas views)

American Airlines, Douglas C-54A Skymaster (DC-4)

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The Connie in this picture is PanAm NC88858 landing at Burbank Airport in 1946. There are only 3 engines, #4 engine caught on fire on climb out on a flight from the U.S. to London on June 18, 1946. The fire eventually became uncontrollable and burned through the engine mount, resulting in the entire engine leaving the airplane. The plane returned to the U.S. and landed with no problems.

The Connie in this picture is PanAm NC88858 landing at Burbank Airport in 1946. There are only 3 engines, #4 engine caught on fire on climb out on a flight from the U.S. to London on June 18, 1946. The fire eventually became uncontrollable and burned through the engine mount, resulting in the entire engine leaving the airplane. The plane returned to the U.S. and landed with no problems.

A Trans-Canada Air Lines Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation in April, 1960.

A Trans-Canada Air Lines Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation in April,

[c/n 1975] [apr46-dec62] [C69/L049] Lockheed Constellation [G-AHEJ] [Falcon Airways] [jan61] [dec62]

Lockheed Constellation - Falcon Airways G-AHEJ (cn Ex BOAC & Capital Airlines. To Trans European Awys. but broken up - photo taken in 1961

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