Eastern Air Lines  Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation   N6203C         (c/n  4003)

                                         Pressure from the airlines for more capacity led Lockheed to "stretch" the model 749 Constellation
                                         and the result was the L-1049 Super Constellation.  Eastern was the launch customer, putting 14
                                         of them into service in at the end of 1951 and into 1952. .  N6203C was actually the first delivered.
                                         It was withdrawn from Eastern service in 1968 and finally broken up in 1975.   Seen below is a shot
                                         by Mel Lawrence showing the 'spear' livery adopted in the late 1950s.  Interestingly, whereas most
                                         of the fleet employed a blue 'spear' at the time, the Super Constellations were red.   Finally, at the
                                         foot of the page is a rendition from the Mike Sparkman collection of a Super Connie in early 1960s

                                        Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation  N6205C      (c/n  4005)