Lockheed Constellation. Specifications. A photo
Lockheed Constellation. Specifications. A photo

Lockheed Constellation. Specifications. A photo

Lockheed Constellation - American chetyrёhdvigatelny screw multipurpose airliner manufactured by Aircraft Corporation Lockheed Aircraft Corporation between 1943 1958 on year.

Photo Lockheed Constellation

Development of the aircraft Lockheed Constellation were based, did not go into production, the model Lockheed Model 44 Excalibur, which represented a 32-seat airliner.

A key feature of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft is the unique tail shape, which is a triple fork. The current shaping allowed not only to improve the aerodynamic properties of the aircraft, but also increased the controllability of the aircraft, including when flying at high altitudes, at maximum speeds.

Lockheed Constellation Photos

The power plant of Lockheed Constellation represented by four screw 18-cylinder engines Wright R-3350, provides good power and airspeed. Among other things, powerful engines allow the aircraft to operate not only for the transport of persons, but also for the transport of goods, and heavy enough overall.

Lockheed Constellation

Their initial use of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft was found during the Second World War, when they were used as transport vehicles carrying cargo and transferring military contingents. In addition, thanks to a small improvement in the design, the aircraft was actively used as bombers, since a large useful take-on load allowed to take the maximum ammunition. For the US Air Force, the company Lockheed Aircraft Corporation built 202 aircraft, most of which continued to operate until the end of 70-ies of the last century.

Cabin Lockheed Constellation

After the war, the Lockheed Constellation aircraft began to be actively used as civil aircraft, while they were operated both by domestic flights and international flights, at distances up to 9 thousands of kilometers (depending on the production version). On board the Lockheed Constellation, depending on the aircraft configuration and modification, it can accommodate up to 81 people, which is great for air travel between major cities. The cabin was made in a fairly convenient manner, which did not cause any inconvenience even with the maximum configuration of the aircraft, which is why these airliners were actively used until the middle of the 90-s of the last century, and some of them continue to be used in a number of countries around the world.

Specifications Lockheed Constellation.

  • Crew: 6 people;
  • Passenger: 81 people (depending on the cabin configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 29,03 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 37,49 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 7,21 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 22,4 t (depending on version).
  • Payload: 16,72 t (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 39,12 t (depending on version).
  • Cruising speed: 503 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 535 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 9107 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 7710 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 4 × Wright R-3350-745C18BA-1 (depending on version);
  • Power: 4 × 2200 hp (Depending on the modification).

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