Painting - Acrylic On Cold Press Illustration Board
The C-121 Constellation evolved from Lockheed's Super Constellation Model 1049 -- the last piston-engined aircraft to be built by Lockheed, with production ending in 1958. Equipped with four Wright turbo compound engines, the plane was supplied to a variety of civil airlines around the world, including America's Eastern Airlines. The long-range, military transport version shown on this painting carried additional fuel in two wing-tip tanks and one fuselage tank, for a total fuel capacity of 8,750 gallons -- enough for 24 hours of continuous flying time.The transport could be quickly converted to carry 75 passengers, 47 litter patients and attendants, or 14 tons of freight.
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