R6O-1 Constitution BuAer
Well, it almost
became civil. This is the first of two Lockheed
Constitutions built (actually
as XR6O-1s) and shot at MacCarren Field,
Las Vegas in 1962. It had been purchased
but never flew again after its delivery from
Litchfield Park, Arizona, where it had been stored.
It became a
billboard for "Alamo Gas" and I caught it soon after it arrived and
sign painter had only put on the
"A" of "Alamo" which later ran down the fin and rudder.
It was eventually
scrapped. The above shot is one of the few color images I took in
period, color film being too expensive