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WV-2 Willie Victor (EC-121M)


 
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Scale: 1/72 scale model
Wing Span: 19.25 inches
Length: 13.5 inches
Material: Mahogany Wood

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Product Code: 2164

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WV-2 Willie Victor (EC-121M)


The Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star was a United States Navy and United States Air Force Airborne early warning and control radar surveillance aircraft. A military version of the Lockheed Constellation, it was designed to serve as an airborne early warning system to supplement the Distant Early Warning Line, using two large radomes, a vertical dome above and a horizontal one below the fuselage. EC-121s were also used for intelligence gathering (SIGINT).

It was introduced in 1954 and retired from service in 1978, although a single specially modified EW aircraft remained in service with the U.S. Navy until 1982. The U.S. Navy versions when initially procured were designated WV-1 (PO-1W), WV-2, and WV-3. Warning Stars of the U.S. Air Force served during the Vietnam War as both electronic sensor monitors and as a forerunner to the Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS. U.S. Air Force aircrews adopted the civil nickname, "Connie" (diminutive of Constellation) as reference, while naval aircrews used the term "Willie Victor" based on a slang version of the NATO alphabet and the naval version of the aircraft's pre-1962 designation of WV-1, WV-2 or WV-3.

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Lockheed WV-2 November 1, 2016
Reviewer: Robert Grabowski from Yamhill, OR United States  
Sure brings back many memories. Fabulous work and detail.

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EC-121M May 29, 2015
Reviewer: James Fette from Pflugerville, TX United States  
Love the airplane looks like our old WV-2...

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