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Lockheed VC-121E Super Constellation Columbine III, 1950s
General Background
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.
Specifications :
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)
Empty : 69,210 lb (31,387 kg)
Gross : 143,000 lb (65,000 kg)
Power Plant : 4 x Wright R-3350-34 producing 3,400 hp each
Maximium Speed: 299 mph (481 km/h) (260 kt)
Cruise: 255 mph (410 km/h) (221.6 kt)
Range: 4,250 miles (6,843 km)
Service Ceiling : 25,000 ft (7,619 m)
ROC 960 ft/min (292.6 m/s)