Lockheed 749 Constellation, built in September, 1947.

Made:
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.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1984-249
type:
aircraft, aeroplanes and radioactivity
credit:
Aces High Ltd.

Parts

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Radio unit behind pilot.

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Radio unit behind pilot.

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Radio unit behind pilot.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt1
type:
radio
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Fuse panel behind co-pilot

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Fuse panel behind co-pilot

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Fuse panel behind co-pilot.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt2
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engineer's fuse panel

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engineer's fuse panel

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engineer's fuse panel.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt3
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Instruments

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Instruments

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Instruments.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt4
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: De-icer (co-pilot)

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: De-icer (co-pilot)

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: De-icer (co-pilot).

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt5
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt6
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Oxygen regulator - emergency valve

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Oxygen regulator - emergency valve

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Oxygen regulator - emergency valve.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt7
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt8
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: RPM gauge - pilot's side

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: RPM gauge - pilot's side

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: RPM gauge - pilot's side.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt9
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Fluxgate 1 gauge - pilot (broken)

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Fluxgate 1 gauge - pilot (broken)

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Fluxgate 1 gauge - pilot (broken).

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt10
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Compass - pilot

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Compass - pilot

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Compass - pilot.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt11
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Artificial horizon

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Artificial horizon

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Artificial horizon.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt12
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engineer's main panel

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engineer's main panel

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engineer's main panel.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt13
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engine oil gauge

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engine oil gauge

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Engine oil gauge.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt14
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Climb gauge - pilot

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Climb gauge - pilot

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Climb gauge - pilot.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt15
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Blinker oxygen flow indicator - co pilot.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt16
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Landing gear switch on pilot's overhead panel

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Landing gear switch on pilot's overhead panel

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Landing gear switch on pilot's overhead panel.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt17
type:
radioactive material
Lockheed 749 Constellation Airliner

Lockheed 749 Constellation Airliner

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. These photographs show the Constellation aircraft at the National Collections Centre in Wiltshire.

Object Number:
1984-249 Pt18
type:
aircraft and aeroplanes
Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Landing gear switch on pilot's overhead panel

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: Landing gear switch on pilot's overhead panel

Lockheed 'Constellation' aircraft: detached window

Materials:
glass
Object Number:
1984-249 Pt19
type:
windows
Lockheed 749 Constellation Aeroengine

Lockheed 749 Constellation Aeroengine

Aeroengine from Lockheed 749 'Constellation' aircraft, serial no. 2553, built September 1947

Measurements:
overall: 2600 mm x 2950 mm x 1760 mm,
Object Number:
1984-249 Pt20
type:
aeroengine