The Pima Air and Space Museum had three Lockheed Constellations, each one a work of aviation art.
The first was the EC-121T, but it was in the Restoration area and I couldn't get any closer than this fence behind it.
The second one, # 42-94549, is on display outside as a Trans-World Airlines passenger plane. An L049, she was one of the first twenty-one Constellations originally meant for the military but surplussed off at the end of World War Two. Using these, TWA began New York to Paris flights in February of 1946.
Third one has some individual history to her. C-121A #48-0614 was one of three such aircraft used as an executive transport for Dwight D. Eisenhower.
And there's that tail again.
Thank you...I'll be here all week.