HL9013
Lockheed WV-2/EC-121
"Warning Star"
137890, Pacific Missile Range
Point Mugu, California 1962
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Free-spinning propellers.
Most models have rolling wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
HOBBY MASTER 1/200 AIRLINER SERIES
In 1954 the Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star was introduced and operated until 1978. These
aircraft were used as airborne early warning radar surveillance to work in conjunction with the
DEW Line (Distant Early Warning) Line. The USAF used these aircraft in Vietnam as electronic
sensor monitors and to detect enemy aircraft activity as well as a few other operations. These
aircraft were the forerunners to today’s E-3 Sentry AWACS. The USAF aircrews used the
nickname “Connies”, a play on the word Constellation.



Lockheed 1049A EC-121K 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 a “Willie Victor” by its
crews but in 1962 they were re-designated EC-121 but kept the “Warning Star” nickname. Aircraft
137890 was assigned to NAS Point Mugu, California’s Pacific Missile Range (PMR) as a down-
range missile tracker. In May 1979 137890 was placed in storage until October 1985 when it was
moved to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma and displayed as 53-0552.



Specifications for the Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star
Original Designation – WV-2
Role – Electronic Warfare and Special Electronics
Dimensions
Length – 113 ft   (34.62 m)
Wingspan – 123 ft   (37.49 m)
Height – 24 ft 9 in   (7.31 m)
Weight
Empty – 69,210 lb   (31,387 kg)
Gross – 143,000 lb   (65,000 kg)
Performance
Engines – 4 x Wright R-3350-34 producing 3,400 hp each
Speed
Cruise – 255 mph   (410 km/h)   (221.6 kt)
Maximum – 299 mph   (481 km/h)   (260 kt)
Rate Of Climb – 960 ft/min   (292.6 m/s)
Service Ceiling – 25,000 ft   (7,619 m)
Range – 4,250 miles   (6,843 km)
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