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Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation

The Museum's Constellation on display in the Airpark
Manufacturer: Lockheed
Model: 1049G Super Constellation
Year: 1954
Span: 37.6184m / 123ft
Length: 34.6192m / 114ft
Height: 7.5438m / 25ft
Wing Area: 153.657m² / 1,654ft²
Empty Weight: 33120.1kg / 73,016lbs
Gross Weight: 62370kg / 137,500lbs
Maximum Speed: 595.33km/h
Cruise Speed: 490.745km/h / 305mph
Power Plant: Four Wright R-3350 3,250 h.p. radial engines
Range: 6661.26km / 4,140miles
Serial Number: 4544
Registration: CF-TGE

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Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation

The "Super G" was the most successful version of the Lockheed Super Constellations and one of the last great piston-engine airliners. Soon after the plane's introduction, it became clear that airlines would invest in jet aircraft.

For long range operations, the Super G could be fitted with extra wingtip tanks increasing the fuel capacity by two-thirds more than the original "Connie" models. The first flight of the G-model Constellation was on December 7, 1954 and it was introduced to commercial service by Northwest Airlines on July 1, 1955. The Super G was a popular choice among the airlines with 42 being flown by domestic carriers and 59 by foreign airlines.

This airplane was delivered to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1954. After a career flying passenger and later cargo, the aircraft was briefly converted into a cocktail lounge and lunch delicatessen in Toronto, Canada.

The Museum's Constellation is currently on view in the Airpark.