Title: Lockheed L1649 Starliner

The Lockheed L1649 was the last model of the famous Constellation family and first flew in 1956. Produced in response to the Douglas DC-7C it was initially designed as a turboprop aircraft, but unreliability and high fuel consumption of the engines lead to a less ambitious update. The L1649 emerged using the standard L1049 fuselage mated to a new wing and Wright R-3350-988 turbocompound engines allowing it to fly directly from California to Europe.

The L1649 entered service in 1957, a year after the DC-7C. It had a great range than its rival but was more expensive and only 44 examples were eventually produced compared to 121 DC-7C’s.

This title contains two Flight manuals for the L1649 Starliner, one produced by Lockheed (still called the Super Constellation) and one produced by TWA. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • Manufacturer’s Crew Operating Manual for the L-1649A (still called Super Constellation), Report 11651 dated 1-4-57 revised to 15-9-57, with approx. 319 pages.
  • TWA Operating Manual for the L-1649A, dated May 57 at revision 81 dated 14-1-64, with approx. 377 pages.