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EC-121 Warning Star Model, USAF, 553rd RS - Hobby Master HL9018

EC-121 Warning Star Model, USAF, 553rd RS - Hobby Master HL9018 - click to enlarge
EC-121 Warning Star Model, USAF, 553rd RS - Hobby Master HL9018 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:200 Airliners Series Diecast Model

Lockheed EC-121R Warning Star – #67-21498, 553rd RS, 553rd RW, USAF, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, December 1970 (Vietnam War)

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

In 1967 former US Navy WV-2 and WV-3 Constellations were converted for the USAF and sent to Korat, Thailand as a component of “Operation Igloo White”. These aircraft wore the standard three-tone Southeast Asia camouflage paint scheme. But the crew of EC-121R #67-21498 with the 553rd RS, 553rd RW got creative and added shark mouth nose art. The EC-121R was used in the Vietnam War from October 1967 to December 1970.

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 an airborne early warning system to supplement the Distant Early Warning Line. The USAF used the EC-121 in Vietnam as electronic sensor monitors and to detect enemy aircraft activity. Introduced in 1954 the EC-121 was retired in 1978 and was replaced by the 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:

  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with EC-121 Warning Star artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:200 Scale Military Aircraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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