US 1947 'Airmail' Statue Of Liberty, NY Skyline, Lockheed Plane 15c. Scott. C35

US 1947 'Airmail' Statue Of Liberty, NY Skyline, Lockheed Plane 15c. Scott. C35

Series: Airmail 1941-1949

Stamp details: Statue Of Liberty, New York Skyline & Lockheed Constellation

Issued date: 20-08-1947 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 15c.

Emission: Air Post

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): C35
Stanley Gibbons (UK): A949
Michel (Germany): 561w
Yvert et Tellier (France): PA37

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press (Wet printing)

Stamp Colors: Bright blue green
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Aviation, Aircraft, Transports, Buildings, Statue

Total print: 756,618,350 (estimate)

Description:- The Lockheed Constellation is a propeller-driven, four-engined airliner built by Lockheed Corporation starting in 1943. The Constellation series was the first pressurized-cabin civil airliner series to go into widespread use. Its pressurized cabin enabled commercial passengers to fly well above most bad weather for the first time, thus significantly improving the general safety and ease of air travel.
Several different models of the Constellation series were produced, although they all featured the distinctive triple-tail and dolphin-shaped fuselage. Most were powered by four 18-cylinder Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclones. In total, 856 were produced between 1943 and 1958 at Lockheed's plant in Burbank, California, and used as both a civil airliner and as a military and civilian cargo transport. Among their famous uses was during the Berlin and the Biafran airlifts. Three served as the presidential aircraft for Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of which is featured at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.