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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2012 3:29 p.m. PST

Beautifull old plane.
"… before modern, long-range radar, aircraft with large radomes flew constant patrols watching for Soviet bombers. This augmented what ground based radar there was. It was not until the early 1960's and the completion of the DEW Line that North American radar coverage was 'complete'"

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Anybody had made a scale model of it?

Hope you enjoy!.

Amicalement
Armand

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member15 Apr 2012 3:36 p.m. PST

It's the Lockheed EC-121 "Warning Star" BTW. Heller had it in 1/72 and Minicraft in 1/144 and I think a few other scales. I think IMO the "Connie" is certainly more graceful looking and beautiful in its other Livery.

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Robert

377CSG15 Apr 2012 5:01 p.m. PST

Guarded one of these, when I was in the U.S. Air Force, at Nankom Phanom (NKP) Thailand 1975. That plane was in camouflage colors and I stood under the wings for the shade. Also flew, in the civilian version, as a kid – nice aircraft.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member15 Apr 2012 5:44 p.m. PST

"That plane was in camouflage colors"

Here ya go.

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Robert

Personal logo Sergeant Paper Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2012 6:16 p.m. PST

Love those birds – used to see them at NAS Point Mugu.

Whitestreak15 Apr 2012 9:27 p.m. PST

We have one at the Aerospace Museum of California. tinyurl.com/6tym2xu

As with all of other aircraft, it's slowly being renovated.

HammerHead16 Apr 2012 3:23 a.m. PST

They did fly one at RAF Fairford AS one year a berlin A/L theme in natural metal MATS markings star of the show for me

The G Dog Fezian16 Apr 2012 5:14 a.m. PST

There a nice example at the National Museum of the US Air Force.

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TKindred Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2012 7:11 a.m. PST

The Navy flew them too. This was the first color scheme. They transitioned to the haze-grey & white in the mid-1960's

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2012 11:49 a.m. PST

Each pic move me to love it more!.

Amicalement
Armand

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member16 Apr 2012 2:13 p.m. PST

And in Civilian colors too,

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This is a great site for pics of surviving "Connies"
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Robert

And here in Mcminnville where I live,

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Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2012 11:11 a.m. PST

The Cold War had "Connies" running all kinds of oddball missions:

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