By Curtis K. Stringfellow
The 1st quantity in a thrilling new sequence approximately piston-engined civil airliners of the Nineteen Forties and '50s, this ebook makes use of the simplest archival fabric to be had from Lockheed and several other U.S. airways to demonstrate the complexity of establishing what used to be arguably the main fashionable piston-engined airliner ever -- the majestic Constellation. Created in line with a demand issued by way of the fancy proprietor of TWA, Howard Hughes, in overdue 1939, the Constellation used to be quickly ordered by means of different airways because of its unrivaled skill to fly continuous from the East Coast to the West Coast at a relentless three hundred miles in step with hour. all of the significant prototype, pre-production, and civil carrier versions are proven in construction ar the Lockheed plant in California, and in carrier with numerous operators worldwide. interval colour images can also be incorporated, that includes Lockheed and airline ads. particular captions and a concise narrative define the producing methods, whereas appendices comprises complete construction batch lists, functionality information, and a double-page cutaway.
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