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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 04:28:10 PM »
What about a RAF EC-121?

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 04:30:49 PM »
Random idea:  KC-121
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 04:36:04 PM »
of course we can't forget the XB-30:



Which there is a kit of available
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 08:14:31 AM »
B-30 evolution in parallel with the Constellation to a late-model version similar to the Starliner.  Perhaps some adapted as KB-30's to refuel early jets?

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 04:22:56 PM »
Maybe a Super Connie with podded jets?
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 12:42:09 PM »
Like this?


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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 01:33:55 PM »
I'm not terribly informed on the aircraft, but did they ever try turboprops on her?

I'd think it might do well in the MPA role if you could successfully get a weapons bay into her.
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 01:59:21 PM »
Yep;

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013, 03:32:00 PM »
Wonder how well Constellation would perform with contemporary turboprop engines & props.
Throw in newer lighter weight avionics and materials here-n-there.
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2013, 06:25:00 PM »
Like this?




This is so cool.  Build it and put it beside the Comet and the AVRO Jetliner.

Would love to build the XB-30 too but the Heller L-749 kits cost too much..
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2013, 12:05:16 PM »
A second study


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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2013, 05:09:26 PM »
The two dominant airliner manufacturers of the late 1940s combine their talents to come up with this trend-setting Jet Airliner:

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2013, 11:43:47 PM »
^^^^^
Beautiful! :) :-*

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2013, 12:53:40 AM »
Making it in styrene is proving to be a bit frustrating. First, you have to carve up both a Connie AND a Nimrod....



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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2013, 06:29:20 AM »
Searching for Jet Constellation in Secret Projects forum, I got this. A marvel:


Then I give you 2 proposals:


... with more affordable (from a styrene point of view) engines ...

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2013, 01:34:09 PM »
Sweet!
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2013, 05:16:01 PM »
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2013, 09:26:12 PM »
Single tail Connie. HERESY!


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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2013, 09:32:37 PM »
Making it in styrene is proving to be a bit frustrating. First, you have to carve up both a Connie AND a Nimrod....
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In 1/72 scale that's true but in 1/144 you'd need a Minicraft Connie and an Airfix Comet 4B, not quite so expensive.
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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2013, 09:58:02 PM »
Single tail Connie. HERESY!

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2013, 10:34:18 PM »
BTW, someone has written this article in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-193

Is the author any of us? Anyway, it is a great idea !!!

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2021, 11:29:50 PM »
Found on Facebook.

Artist: David Holmes
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Text: The early Constellation shared many design features with the Lockheed Lightning

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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2021, 11:30:38 PM »
Found on Facebook.

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Text: Connie commuter

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Re: Lockheed Constellation...and derivatives Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2021, 11:32:19 PM »
Found on Facebook.

Artist: David Holmes
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Text: Lockheed Constellation with the special "extended gear" for deep snow conditions (Ahh, not really)

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