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.
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