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As the first pressurized airliner in widespread use, the Lockheed Constellation helped to usher in affordable and comfortable air travel. It was specifically designed for Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA) in 1939 at the request of Howard Hughes. Although larger in scale, the wing design was closely related to the Lockheed P-38 and it had a distinctive triple-tail so it could fit into existing hangars. When the Connie was first flown, it had a top speed of 375 mph (603 km/h), faster than the Mitsubishi Zero fighter! Read More ...
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