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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lockheed Constellation

The Lockheed Constellation ("Connie") was a propeller-driven airliner powered by four 18-cylinder radial Wright R-3350 engines. It was 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 triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage. The Constellation was used as a civilian airliner and as a U.S. military air transport, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift. It was the presidential aircraft for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.    More here

     I have some pics of a Constellation that was pretty much rebuilt at Paris - Le Bourget (LBG / LFPB) 
 The plane spent 1.5 years there for corrosion repair.    Here is the origonal pic:

  The plane is the last flying Constellation in the northern hemisphere.

   It is a piece of flying history
Ready for the european airshow circuit and member flights.

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