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EC-121 Warning Star Model, US Navy, Point Mugu - Hobby Master HL9013


EC-121 Warning Star Model, US Navy, Point Mugu - Hobby Master HL9013 - click to enlarge
EC-121 Warning Star Model, US Navy, Point Mugu - Hobby Master HL9013 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HL9013
$79.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Hobby Master 1:200 Airliners Series Diecast Model

Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (Super Constellation) #137890, US Navy, Pacific Missile Range, NAS Point Mugu, CA, 1962

1:200 Scale.  Length: 7".  Wingspan: 7.5"



Lockheed 1049A EC-121 Warning Star (137890 c/n 1049A-4347) was delivered to the US Navy in March 1955. This type of aircraft was designated a WV-2, referred to as "Willie Victor" by its crews. In 1962 they were re-designated EC-121 but kept the Warning Star nickname. EC-121K #137890 was assigned to NAS Point Mugu, California, Pacific Missile Range as a down-range missile tracker. In May of 1979 #137890 was placed in storage until October 1985 when it was moved to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma and displayed as 53-0552.

The Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star was a U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy airborne early warning radar surveillance aircraft. A military version of the Super Constellation airliner, the EC-121 was designed to serve as a airborne early warning system to supplement the Distant Early Warning Line, using two large radomes, one above and one below the fuselage. EC-121s were also used for intelligence gathering. The USAF used the EC-121 in Vietnam as electronic sensor monitors and to detect enemy aircraft activity as well as other operations. Introduced in 1954 the EC-121 was retired from service in 1978, although a single specially modified NC-121K remained in use with the US Navy. The EC-121 was replaced by the Boeing E-3 Sentry (a modified Boeing 707) which entered service with the USAF starting in 1977.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an EC-121 Warning Star features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotating propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:200 Scale Military Aircraft


    Safety Notice:

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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