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Product Description The Lockheed WV-2 Warning Star was a Cold War-era early warning and surveillance aircraft that was used to detect if the Chinese Red Hordes crossed the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific Oceans. Though a descendant of another Lockheed Aircraft, the Constellation, its major difference from its predecessor was its ventral and dorsal radar domes. The Warning Star flew equipped with AN/APS-45 height finder radar on its back and AN/APS-20 air search radar on its belly, proving that it was possible for aircraft to fly while equipped with external radar. It saw heavy use as a member of the US Navy and Air Force fleets. The last remaining Warning Star models were former members of the US Navy Fleet that had been turned over to the Air Force. From the Manufacturer The EC-121 is an airborne early warning aircraft manufactured by Lockheed. The WV-2 is the main USN variant. From 1956 to 1954, WV-2s served in two barrier forces, each coast of the North American continent. Its aim was to extend early warning coverage against surprise attack of Soviet bomber and missile. On September 1965, Barrier Force operations were discontinued, however, Navy EC-121 operations continued until 1975 in four other squadrons. EC-121M was operated by VQ-1 and VQ-2 at NAS Atsugi, Japan and Naval Station Rota, Spain respectively. EC-121M, also known as Rivet Top, is a modified EC-121K and it carried the QRC-248 newly installed in the College Eye aircraft and has electronic interrogators capable of reading two additional Soviet transponders, the SRO-1 and SOD-57. EC-121M’s electronics were custom-built. The most important upgrade was the installation of the highly secret Rivet Gym. The EC-121M Rivet Top prototype moved to Korat along with the College Eye Task Force in October 1967 and was scheduled to return to the United States in February 1968 but it remained at Korat until 1969. The primary users and operators of the EC-121 are the United States Air Force and the United States Navy. There’s a total of 232 EC-121s built.

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Brand: Mastercraft Collection, LLC

Features:

  • Scale: 1/72
  • Handcrafted by a series of master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials
  • Each product is identical to the plane’s original blueprint
  • Truly a fusion of art and history, a museum quality masterpiece unmatched by another model producing company on earth
  • The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, or collector

Details: Product Description
The Lockheed WV-2 Warning Star was a Cold War-era early warning and surveillance aircraft that was used to detect if the Chinese Red Hordes crossed the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific Oceans. Though a descendant of another Lockheed Aircraft, the Constellation, its major difference from its predecessor was its ventral and dorsal radar domes. The Warning Star flew equipped with AN/APS-45 height finder radar on its back and AN/APS-20 air search radar on its belly, proving that it was possible for aircraft to fly while equipped with external radar. It saw heavy use as a member of the US Navy and Air Force fleets. The last remaining Warning Star models were former members of the US Navy Fleet that had been turned over to the Air Force.
From the Manufacturer
The EC-121 is an airborne early warning aircraft manufactured by Lockheed. The WV-2 is the main USN variant. From 1956 to 1954, WV-2s served in two barrier forces, each coast of the North American continent. Its aim was to extend early warning coverage against surprise attack of Soviet bomber and missile. On September 1965, Barrier Force operations were discontinued, however, Navy EC-121 operations continued until 1975 in four other squadrons. EC-121M was operated by VQ-1 and VQ-2 at NAS Atsugi, Japan and Naval Station Rota, Spain respectively. EC-121M, also known as Rivet Top, is a modified EC-121K and it carried the QRC-248 newly installed in the College Eye aircraft and has electronic interrogators capable of reading two additional Soviet transponders, the SRO-1 and SOD-57. EC-121M’s electronics were custom-built. The most important upgrade was the installation of the highly secret Rivet Gym. The EC-121M Rivet Top prototype moved to Korat along with the College Eye Task Force in October 1967 and was scheduled to return to the United States in February 1968 but it remained at Korat until 1969. The primary users and operators of the EC-121 are the United States Air Force and the United States Navy. There’s a total of 232 EC-121s built.

UPC: 080957303607

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