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Lockheed civil aircraft history in SIM images

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Hope you'll enjoy a bit of Lockheed history and nostalgia. Today, only for the 2nd time each, I was flying the two classic large airliners (the CS L-1011 and the PMDG MD-11) on FSX-SE. MD-11 and L-1011 remain two of my favorite airliners in SIM, for both of which I had earlier provided posts of my 1st flights with them in SE. It all made me wonder a bit that from the tiny Lockheed Vega to the gigantic L-1649 Constellation, Lockheed has manufactured an amazing range of aircraft. And, for our simulation, there are many Lockheed aircraft to fly (FW/PW - civil/military). As for Civil Air Transportation, however, below is the complete Lockheed list according to Wiki. So, please find below these SIM images collected together with the exclusion of two models: (1) Model 75 Saturn was created by Lockheed in mid-1940s as a feeder airliner to service the small towns with limited airport facilities, but it fell victim to the ubiquitous (post WWII) surplus supply of DC3/C47s. Only two Lockheed Saturns were produced. No SIM available for this. And, (2) Lockheed Constellation Model L-649 was very similar to L-049, and was quickly superseded by L-749. SIM available for this, but not pictured here.

These below images are on-the-ground shots, but these aircraft are all flyable. For historical interest, I've included the image (image #2) of Amelia Earhart's famous (red-winged) Lockheed Model 10E Electra (Reg. NR16020), in which she mysteriously disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. For Lockheed Constellation, I have included the very first Constellation (Model L-049 by Just Flight) and the other/larger variants by Manfred Jahn. The L-1011 Tristar is from Captain Sim. These pictures are taken at PAJN (Orbx) airport, and they appear in the order of the list below. Thanks for viewing the images of these historically interesting aircraft.

Lockheed Vega
Lockheed L-10 Electra
Lockheed L-12 Electra Junior
Lockheed L-14 Super Electra / Hudson (Military Version Pictured)
Lockheed L-18 Lodestar
Lockheed L-75 Saturn (Not Pictured)
Lockheed L-188 Electra
Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Lockheed L-649 Constellation (Not Pictured)
Lockheed L-749 Constellation
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Lockheed L-1649 Starliner
Lockheed JetStar
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

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Fantastic Aviation Nostalgia ,I Still remember my 1st flight in a L1011 as a Kid,I was shocked by it's size inside the cabin and it's massive airframe,I was a bit nervous it wouldn't leave the ground.😊

**as a side note,you or others might be interested in a podcast presented by LM that started this year,although it does deal heavily with the military/cia aspect of aviation I still believe General Aviation fans will find value in it.Check it out here.....

Inside Skunkworks podcast

https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/business-areas/aeronautics/skunkworks/insideskunkworks.html

Thanks for bringing back great family vacation memories😊 

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3 hours ago, Phantom88 said:

I Still remember my 1st flight in a L1011 as a Kid

I do too....Eastern from JFK to Orlando...I too was blown away with its interior dimensions after just a few days before spending 10 hours on an Arrow Air DC-8 from Rota, Spain to Philly.  Narrow body to a wide body for the 1st time is quite an experience.  Loved the sound of those RB-211's spooling up for takeoff...more of a growling whine than a roar made by the JT8s on the DC-8.  I couldn't get over how many wing surfaces were moving when she was correcting for gusty conditions on liftoff. Memorable stuff.

Great series and Lockheed tribute P_7878!

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Steve Dra

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Thanks guys! Yes, old memories are sometimes rather refreshing to recall!

Never traveled in this iconic airliner, but I'm glad you had the chance!

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