Pan American Airways Lockheed L-749 Constellation   NC86520    (c/n  2503)


Pan American operated half a dozen or so Model 749 Constellations in the late 1940s.  They were
                                    used to start their around the world service.   All were originally built for Transcontinental & Western
                                    Air who did not take them up and they were delivered to Pan Am instead.  Further, just about all of
                                    them were sold to Air France.  NC86520, seen over New York City in this nice print from the Mike
                                    Sparkman collection actually went to Aerovias Guest in 1948 as XA-GOQ before moving on to Air
                                    France in 1949 as F-BAZR.