Lockheed RC-121D Warning Star 1/72 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built Lockheed RC-121D Warning Star Desktop Model. This 1/72 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 20.5 inches and a length of 19.25 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
This executive model represents the RC-121D Warning Star. Based on the Lockheed Super Constellation, these predecessors of the AWACS aircraft of today helped protect Americas coasts during the early days of the Cold War. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by skilled craftsmen using a wealth of detail, this 1/72-scale model Warning Star makes a great gift for any veteran, pilot, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
Based on the Lockheed Super Constellation, RC-121s served from 1956 to 1965 in two "barrier" forces, one off each coast of the North American continent to complement land-based early warning radar systems.
While barrier operations off the United States ended in 1965, the Air Force continued to operate the aircraft until the late 1970s in other areas and in other roles, including gathering electronic intelligence, psyops and weather reconnaissance.
The RC-121 was 116 feet long, with a wingspan of 126 feet. Typical flight crew was six, with 11 to 25 radar operators aboard. With a range of more than 4,000 miles, these aircraft were capable of very long patrols.