The birth and history of what is often described as the most beautiful and graceful airliner of the piston-engine age. The instantly recognisable and unique Connie is one of the most loved of all airliners. Alexander Clifton first crossed the Atlantic aboard a Lockheed Constellation in the 1950s. He never lost his love for this graceful, elegant airliner which became one of the most successful commercial and military aircraft of the pre-jet age. In this remarkable and lavishly illustrated homage he has traced the history of the ever-popular Connie from its birth, right up to the handful of preserved Constellations which fly to this day IMAGES: +100 colour and mono illustrations.