TWA L-049 Constellation
My fascination with old airliners continues with the acquisition of this die-cast model - a Trans World Airline Lockheed L-049 Constellation. The aircraft entered service as military transport during World War II, and as a civilian airliner after the war. It was developed under the behest of Howard Hughes, who owned TWA.
The aircraft has a distinctive triple-tail design, and one of the first airliners to feature pressurized cabins and electric de-icing technology.
Model: Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Livery: Trans World Airline
Manufacturer: Dragon Wings
Provenance: Lil's Futaba
Price: PhP 860
Notes: Includes a display box and a scale model ladder