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The Connie was also widely used with European Airlines. The Air France Connie parked right to the
Lufthansa Super Constellation like it could had happen somewhere in Africa mid 1950
.




c/n 2627 F-BAZH Feb 50 - Feb 60
Air France was the only European operator to use all Connie variants, including the L-1649 Starliner. This 749 model is in the color scheme used in the late 50'ies. 







c/n 4621 F-BHBB Jul 55 - Nov 67
This G version of the Super Constellation used by Air France with wing tip tanks until 1960.

















c/n 4635 PH-LKK Jun 56 - Mar 61 KLM operated a number of 049, 749 and 1049C, E, G and H models
and was of the biggest European Connie users. This color scheme was used in 1958.





Other view of PH-LKK, please note the
grey radar nose.




 




      Some variations also in those days...





Lufthansa operated 8 Super Connies and 4 Starliners from 1955 until 1967. D-ALEM c/n 4603 was withdrawn from use in Mar 67 after serving on domestic routes. Here seen being prepared for another Transatlantic schedule in 1957.









all photos, Zoggavia Collection

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