Lockheed 749 Constellation, built in September, 1947.

Image number: 10216166

Lockheed 749 Constellation, built in 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.

Image number:
10216166
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:13
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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