Aircraft Photo of BG583 | Lockheed L-1049G(F) Super Constellation | India - Air Force | #1805
Registration / Serial:BG583
Other Marks:G
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 49 Constellation
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Constellation / Starliner (C-69/C-121)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-1049G(F) Super Constellation
C/n (msn):1049G-4686
Operator Titles:India - Air Force
Local Operator Name:भारतीय वायु सेना
City / Airport:London - StanstedMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGSS   IATA: STN   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:October 1974
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1805
Photo Comment

The only time I got to see an Indian Connie... but I'm not complaining, what a fine sight! First delivered to Air India as VT-DJW "Rani of Bijapur" in 7.58; passed to the Air Force in 4.62 after freighter conversion. The Indian military was forced to retire its Constellations when Air India would no longer perform maintenance on them due to lack of spares; BG579 made the final flight on 31.3.84. BG583 was wfu at Pune in 1983 and apparently moved to Agra for storage for the IAF Museum. It survived there until at least late 1998, but its current status is unclear.

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