4X-AKB  Lockheed L-049 Constellation                                   (c/n 1967)


                                     All three of El Al's original batch of Constellations are seen in this panorama of Tel Aviv Airport
                                     taken in 1951.  Also present is a DC-4 and a Curtiss C-46.  The aircraft facing the camera can
                                     be discerened as being 4X-AKB on the original print.    The other two were 4X-AKA and
                                     4X-AKC.  Israel was the first country to be allocated a "new series" number-letter country code
                                     (closely followed by the Commonwealth of Ceylon with 4R-).