|Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 6):|
the Turbine powered Connie was offered to airlines as the L1249 Turbo-Constellation. Very little if any interest...
|Quoting Timz (Reply 8):|
As I recall, in that TWA exec's book he explains the turboprop conversion was the whole point of the new wing that eventually appeared on the 1649. When P&W (?) dropped the civil T34, Lockheed wanted to drop the development of the new wing, but TWA wouldn't let them.
|Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 15):|
It looks a little strange with turboprops, although still a beautiful aeroplane... and the turboprops do give it even more grace in a weird sort of way.