The EC-121 Video Tour!


WARBIRD RADIO – Go inside the EC-121 currently under restoration at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia. The Naval Aircraft Restoration Foundation is helping the museum maintain this classic beauty.  For more information on the Lockheed Constellation visit the Museum of Aviation’s website via the Quick Link below.

QUICK LINK:  Museum of Aviation

Yanks Air Museum’s EC-121T – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Thursday – 10am (EASTERN)

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THURSDAY – Frank Wright from the Yanks Air Museum joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Tune in and find out about their EC-121T “Warning Star” Super Constellation.  The former Top Secret platform patrolled the skies for over 44 years during the height of the Cold War often flying missions 24 hours a day.  It served over the Pacific as well as Taiwan, South Korea and Iceland during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Last week this historic EC-121T flew from it’s former home in Camarillo, California to the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California.  Learn the plans for it’s future this Thursday morning at 10am (EASTERN) right here on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Thanks for tuning in.

QUICK LINK:  Yanks Air Museum

STUDIO LINE:  478.787.4768

SKYPE:  warbirdradio

EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

 

 

Warbird Radio Presents – The EC-121 Story

Warbird Radio Presents – The EC-121 Story



WARBIRD RADIO – The curvy lines of the Lockheed Constellation make it an undisputed thing of beauty.  For years pilots and aviation enthusiasts have often commented about the classic beauty of this historic airplane.  The military version of the “Connie” the C-121 had many variants.  The EC-121 is one of those variants. Used primarily as an early warning radar platform along with the Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line) the crews who flew the EC-121 were trained for endurance.  The missions were often 12 to 14 hours long…and sometimes longer.  During this special episode of Warbird Radio Presents you’ll hear stories from two former EC-121 crew members.  A video tour and photo of the aircraft are also available for this story.  The photo tour is posted below and video tour is posted in the video section.  Thank you for listening!

SHOW DEBUTS MONDAY 5/10/10 AT 11:00 AM (EDT)

QUICK LINK:  Museum of Aviation

PHOTO TOUR

EC-121 Aircraft Specifications Courtesy Museum of Aviation’s Website

SPECIFICATIONS:
Span:  126 feet 2 inches
Length:  116 feet 2 inches
Height:  27 feet
Weight:  145,000 lbs
Armament: None
Engine: Four Wright R-3350s of 3,400 hp ea
Cost:  $2,031,000
Serial number:  141297

PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed:  290 mph
Cruising speed:  240 mph
Range:  4,000 miles
Service ceiling:  18,000 feet

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