I'm glad that you also like the "Tripple Tail"!!! I think I got this due to the fact that my first "foggy" recall of an airplane was a TAP L1049G when I was 4 or 5 in Lisbon airport. TAP bought 3 new L1049G82's in 1955 without tip-tanks and weather radar ( CS-TLA/TLB and TLC ). In 1959 TAP leased during one year a L1049H from Seaboard & Western, also without tip-tanks and weather radar ( CS-TLD ). In 1961 TAP bought 2 more second hand L1049G82 ex: THAI / Aerovias Guest - Mexico, these had tip-tanks and weather radar, at the same time TAP converted the 3 factory Supers with Bendix weather radar. Those beauties left TAP during 1967, and that's why I became fan of this aircraft. In TAP the L1049 was called "Super". I hope you enjoy this information regarding a less know operator of the Super Constellation. If you need further information regarding the portuguese ones please let me know.
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!