Aircraft Photo of 53-0535 / N51006 | Lockheed EC-121H Warning Star (L-1049A) | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:53-0535
Registration Painted:N51006
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 49 Constellation / Starliner
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Constellation / Starliner (C-69/C-121)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed EC-121H Warning Star (L-1049A)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):4350
Location
City / Airport:Tucson - Davis-Monthan AFBMap
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDMA   IATA: DMA   Local: DMA   Other: -
Collection:Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
 
Photo Date:1 September 2008
Photo by:Ralph M. PettersenContact
Photo ID: 41514
Photo Comment

Delivered to the USAF in March 1955 this aircraft was retired to DMAFB in December 1969. On display at the Pima Air and Space Museum from 1973 to 1981. Sold at auction and assigned the civilian registration N51006, it was relegated to a Tucson scrapyard and used as a source of spare parts for many years. Aircraft purchased by the Australian Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in 2007. Moved from the Allied scrapyard in June 2008. Subsequently scrapped at the museum and forward fuselage section currently stored at Dynamic Aviation headquarters in Bridgewater, Virginia.

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