Lockheed Constellation Survivors

IN315 c/n 4614

IN315 is still looking very good after being on display for 13 years in the harsh Indian sun
(Andras Kisgergely)
The aircraft is intact but could use a good bath as evidenced in this May 2019 photo
(Debasish Chakraverty)
Preserved at the Naval Aviation Museum located at Dabolim Airport, Goa, India in May 2024
(Ralph M. Pettersen)
  • Final registration - IN315
  • Delivered to Air-India International February 1955 as L1049E VT-DHM "Rani of Ellora"
  • Converted to L1049G
  • To Indian Air Force October 30, 1961 as BG575
  • To Indian Navy by November 1976 as IN315 and converted for maritime reconnaissance use
  • Retired May 1983 and stored at Hansa Naval Air Station (Dabolim Airport), Goa, India along with other ex-Indian Navy Super Constellations
  • By April 1999 it was the only surviving aircraft
  • By April 2000 it been moved to the Naval Aviation Museum at Dabolim Airport for restoration
  • On display at the Naval Aviation Museum near the entrance gate
  • On display in good condition February 2013
  • On display in May 2024 in good condition and appearing to have been recently painted

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