Lockheed L-1649A Starliner: Magic Carpet Drive.

The Starliner was the ultimate evolution of the beautiful Connie designed in response to the Douglas’ moneymaking DC-7C “Seven Seas”. In the end the Douglas outsold widely the Lockheed: the latter had longer legs but was also more expensive. Anyway, both were the las hurrah of piston-engined airliners before the arrival of the jet era.

It was this good while it lasted.

One thought on “Lockheed L-1649A Starliner: Magic Carpet Drive.

  1. Pingback: Douglas DC-7C “Seven Seas”: Not bad for a landlocked country. | The Dreamy Dodo

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