Sunday, January 22, 2012

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
Scale: 1:400
Length: 2.75"
Wingspan: 3.75" 
Provenance: Lil's Futaba
Price: PhP 860
Notes: Includes a display box and a scale model ladder

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