Lockheed C 121 Constellation

The photos in this edition are black and white.

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Author: Steve Ginter

Publisher: Aviation Book Company

ISBN: 0942612086

Category: History

Page: 78

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The photos in this edition are black and white. In 1943 the Lockheed Model 49 Constellation was the fastest and most modern airliner in the world. They were purchased by the USAAC as C-69s and in 1948 the larger more capable Model 749 was purchased as the C-121A. This early Naval Fighters Series volume first published in 1983 covers the USAAC/USAF C-121A, the Navy PO-1W/WV-1 AEW version of the Model 749 from 1949, the stretched Model 1049 Navy transport R7O-1/R7V-1 from 1952, the Air Force Model 1049 versions C-121C/EC-121S/C-121G/AC-121/EC-121R, Navy WV-2/EC-121K AEW and Air Force EC-121C/EC-121D AEW platforms, and the experimental WV-2E/EC-121L AEW aircraft and the turbo-prop R7V-2/YC-121F transport. Book includes brief Navy squadron histories, detail drawings, and essays on flying the Connie, Vietnam, College Eye/Big Eye, 552nd AEW, Bat Cat and AEWBARRONPAC.

Lockheed s Constellation

Better still , I boarded one of my all - time favorites - a Lockheed C - 121 Constellation . I had only flown two times before , once in a Fairchild F - 27 Propjet and once in a Douglas DC - 3 . After | boarded the C - 121 , I was very ...

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Author: Steve Pace

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ISBN: 1610607309

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Lockheed Constellation

Ginter, Steve: Lockheed C-121 Constellation; Hardy MJ: The Lockheed Constellation, David & Charles, 1973. Henderson, Scott, Lockheed Constellation in Colour; Scoval Publishing, 2005 Jane's All The World's Aircraft, Jane's, ...

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Author: Graham M Simons

Publisher: Air World

ISBN: 9781526758897

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Clarence ‘Kelly’ Johnson’s design for the Lockheed Constellation, known affectionately as the 'Connie', produced one of the world’s most iconic airliners. Lockheed had been working on the L-044 Excalibur, a four-engine, pressurized airliner, since 1937. In 1939, Trans World Airlines, at the instigation of major stockholder Howard Hughes, requested a 40-passenger transcontinental aircraft with a range of 3,500 miles, well beyond the capabilities of the Excalibur design. TWA’s requirements led to the L-049 Constellation, designed by Lockheed engineers including Kelly Johnson and Hall Hibbard. Between 1943 and 1958, Lockheed built 856 Constellations in numerous models at its Burbank, California, factory – all with the same distinctive and immediately recognizable triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage. The Constellation was used as a civil airliner and as a military and civilian air transport, seeing service in the Berlin and the Biafran airlifts. Three of them served as the presidential aircraft for Dwight D. Eisenhower. After the Second World War, TWA’s transatlantic service began on 6 February 1946 with a New York-Paris flight in a Constellation. Then, on 17 June 1947, Pan Am opened the first-ever scheduled round-the-world service with their L-749 Clipper America. In this revealing insight into the Lockheed Constellation, the renowned aviation historian Graham M. Simons examines its design, development and service, both military and civil. In doing so, he reveals the story of a design which, as the first pressurized airliner in widespread use, helped to usher in affordable and comfortable air travel around the world.

Arizona Warbird Survivors 2002

Lockheed L-049 Constellation The Constellation design (Lockheed Model No. ... (Information courtesy of the Pima Air 65" Space Museum) Lockheed C-121A/L-749 Constellation The Lockheed C-121 Constellation is a long-range transport ...

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Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595238811

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of Arizona. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of Arizona’s dry climate and excellent storage facilities, as well as its clear air and wide open spaces in the Southwest (some might say “Old West”) area of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based or stored there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of Arizona aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over Arizona, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards; museum exhibits, or as they stand mothballed in the “Boneyard.” This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these aircraft can be found. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

FM 30 30 Aircraft Recognition Manual Supplement No 6

... RF-80 Shooting Star Lockheed RF-84F Thunderflash Republic RF-94 Starfire Lockheed RF-101 McDonnell SC Seahawk Curtiss RC-121C, -D Constellation Lockheed TRANSPORT C–45 JRB Voyager/Expeditor Beechcraft C-46 R5C Commando Curtiss C-47 ...

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Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359123834

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Arizona Warplanes

Lockheed C-121A/L-749 Constellation The Lockheed C-121 Constellation is a long-range transport aircraft also used for VIP duties. The Constellation was powered by four 3,400-hp Wright 988TC-18EA-02 Turbo-Compound radial piston engines.

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Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450220541

Category: Transportation

Page: 228

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This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the state of Arizona. The aircraft include those fl own by members of the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas. 100 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft . For those who like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museum’s current inventory or on display as gate guardians throughout the State of Arizona. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of Arizona’s heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view Arizona’s Warplane survivors.

Introduction to the United States Air Force

Lockheed. C-69/121. Constellation. (1943). Top Speed: 290 MPH Cruise: 240 MPH Ceiling: 18,000 ft Engine: (4) Wright R-3350; 3,400 hp Range: 4,000 miles Howard Hughes was one of the driving forces behind the design of the Lockheed ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428926219

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Maryland Virginia and Washington D C Warbird Survivors 2003

The Lockheed C-121 Constellation is a long-range transport aircraft also used for VIP duties. The Constellation was powered by four 3,400-hp Wright 988TC18EA-02 Turbo-Compound radial piston engines. It has a maximum speed of 377 mph, ...

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Author: Harold Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462047499

Category: History

Page: 378

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North America is replete in aviation history, both military and civilian. The sheer size of the United States dictated an early interest in air defense and profoundly influenced the nation’s dependence on air travel. It is no wonder that the United States developed as an “air-faring” nation. A large part of the leadership that contributed to that development can be traced to America’s Air Force. Indeed, its proud military heritage is embodied in the dedicated individuals who have served and continue to do so—and in the marvelous aircraft they have flown. The preservation and public display of these aircraft is a labor of love for many, including the editor of this book. If you are an enthusiast of military aviation history, or one with a passing interest who simply wishes to learn more, you will find a wealth of information in these well-researched pages.

AMC Museum Fact Sheet C 121 Constellation

Fifty - fivc percent of the Super Constellations built by Lockheed we majority of the aircraft was used for electronic reconnaissance and Air Force sent the first EC - 121 " Warning Star " to Southeast A Vietnam and then later to warn ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02468856K

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Air Pictorial

Two such the Navy F - 111B 152714 , six U.S.A.F. types seen were the U.S.A.F. C - 121Rs and F - 111As ( 39776 ... C - 47 Dakota Lockheed C - 121 Constellation Sikorsky H - 37 Mojave Douglas C - 54 Skymaster Lockheed EC - 121 / WC - 121 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015317808

Category: Aeronautics

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