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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Lockheed Constellation transport plane
Text on verso: 'The giant new Lockheed Constellation is a successful of Lockheed's engineering research, combining high speed with a long range and great cargo capacity in one airplane. Faster than a Japanese Zero fighter or any four-engined bomber now in active service, the huge new transport will cross the continent non-stop in less than nine hours, fly to Honolulu in twelve. It can carry 55 passengers and a crew of nine non-stop from Los Angeles to New York in record time. Powered by four 2000-horsepowere(d) Wright engines, the Constellation at cruising speed at half power is approximately 100 miles an hour faster than standard air-cargo or airline ships of today. The air-conditioned cabin is pressurized to maintain an air density of 8000 feet while the plane speeds along at 20,000 to 35,000 feet 'above the weather.'
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964
AirplanesTransport planesConstellation (Transport planes)Lockheed aircraft
1 photographic print : b&w
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360)
Airplanes (various) U. S. & British, Folder 1-48
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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