Lockheed Constellation Survivors

L049 Constellation


Dutch Connie


The USAAF originally Ordered 260 C-69ís, the military version of the Constellation, only fourteen entered service and these were quickly declared surplus and sold to the airlines in 1946 and 1947. At the end of World War II, Lockheed also had seven undelivered C-69ís in various states of production. These were quickly converted to civilian L049ís and sold to the airlines giving Lockheed a year head start on Douglas. A civilian type certificate for the Constellation was awarded on December 11, 1945 and commercial operations were inaugurated by Pan American on February 3, 1946 between New York and Bermuda. TWA followed three days later with Constellation service on their New York to Paris route

SURVIVORS

N90831 c/n 1970--->On display Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ

N86533 c/n 2071--->On display "Brazilian Wings of A Dream Museum", Sao Carlos, Brazil

N9412H c/n 2072--->Stored Greenwood Lake Airport, West Milford, NJ

N2520B c/n 2081--->On display at park Santa Cruz, Bolivia


CREDITS AND SOURCES

The Lockheed Constellation Series, Peter J. Marson, Air-Britain Publication, 1982

Piston Engine Airiner Production List, A.B. Eastwood and J. Roach, TAHS, October 2002

Lockheed Constellation, Stewart Wilson, Notebook Publications, 2001

Propliner Aviation Magazine



Your comments regarding this website would be very much appreciated. Please contact me about any errors you see and information you might have about a "Survivor". Photos of "Survivors" would also be very much appreciated.

Ralph M. Pettersen


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----Created 15 January 2004------Updated 4 December 2007----