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It was withdrawn from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