The L1049 Super Constellation is a member of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft line. It was initially designed as a militarized aircraft used for transport but found more success as in the role as a civilian transport airliner. The militarized version was produced in limited numbers toward the end of the Second World War. One of the most memorable models of the Constellation family, the Super Constellation was based on the military concept of what a long-range transport should be. The aircraft is powered by four Wright radial engines and manned by up to four personnel. Passenger seating and capacity varied among the aircraft in the Constellation line, with the L1049 seating 60 passengers. Despite its civilian role as a commercial airliner, the Super Constellation still served the military in the field of electronic warfare and reconnaissance.