A2A Sims’ Captain of the Ship 049 Constellation

Thanks to its powerful Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone engines, the Lockheed L-049 Constellation had a cruise speed of 340mph and a range of 3,680 miles

Reliving the golden age of air travel with a classic Connie!

A2A Simulations has been making high-quality general aviation and historic aircraft that take realism to another level for some years. Its latest release focuses on a different genre, taking us on a journey back in time to the dawn of airline travel with the iconic Lockheed L-049 Constellation.

Brief history

The Constellation, or ‘Connie’ as it is commonly known, traces its history back to 1939 when Howard Hughes, the owner of Transcontinental & Western Air (which later changed to Trans World Airlines, TWA) made a deal with Lockheed to build a 40-seat airliner capable of flying non-stop coast-to-coast.

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