Lockheed R6V Constitution

ICAO aircraft code R6V
Country United States
New price USD 13.5 million (1946)

The Lockheed R6V Constitution was a large, propeller-driven, double-decker transport aircraft developed in the 1940s by Lockheed as a long-range, high-capacity transport and airliner for the U.S.

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Lockheed R6V Constitution Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
R6V
Manufacturer
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Manufactured
1946 - 1948
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 13.5 million (1946)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
4x Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Radial Engine
other: Other
Power:
3,000 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
263 Kts
487 Km/h
Service Ceiling:
28,600 feet
Rate of Climb:
700 feet / minute
3.56meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
83,460 Kg
183,996 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
72,600 Kg
160,054 lbs
Max Payload:
31,850 Kg
70,217 lbs

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About the Lockheed R6V Constitution

The Lockheed R6V Constitution was a large, propeller-driven, double-decker transport aircraft developed in the 1940s by Lockheed as a long-range, high-capacity transport and airliner for the U.S. Navy and Pan American Airways. Only two of the aircraft were ever built, both prototypes. Although these two planes went into service with the Navy, the Constitution design ultimately proved underpowered and too large for practical airline use at the time. Although the Martin JRM Mars flying boat had a slightly longer wingspan, the Constitution remains the largest fixed-wing aircraft type ever operated by the U.S. Navy.

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