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Lockheed 'Aldebaran' airliner



Here is the Lockheed Aldebaran airliner of 1942. Don't go looking for it in your aviation books, you won't find it!

Basically, I used a wartime photo of the Lockheed C-69, the military variant of the Constellation, as a starting point — although nothing remains of the original aircraft except for two of the four engines and the wheel carriages!.

The name "Aldebaran" is that of a constellation, keeping it in line with Lockheed's age-old practice of naming their aircraft after stars. The various elements from the montage (titles, captions, texts) were all snatched from various Lockheed ads of the same period. The layout itself was directly adapted from one of these ads.

Finally, I had to add some clouds from another picture to render the flawless sky of the original picture less dull...

Hope you like it, folks!

© Stéphane Beaumort / AviaDesign 2013
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This is an outstanding and most original effort. Great work, and best of luck in your future endeavors.