Lockheed Constellation Survivors

BuN 141292 c/n 4416

L1049A 141292 June 11, 1970 L1049A 141292 May 29, 1993 L1049A 141292 September 23, 1997
In service with the US Navy at NAS Patuxent River, MD as an EC-121P on June 11, 1970 (Stephen Miller) Neglected at the Florence Air and Missile Museum in May 1993, this aircraft flew the final US Military Constellation mission on June 11, 1982 (RM Pettersen) A 53-foot section of the fuselage was saved from the scrapman and is in storage in Stanley, North Carolina awaiting better days (Brian Hicks)
  • Current markings - BuN 141292
  • Delivered to USN February 1956 as WV-2 BuN 141292
  • Redesignated EC-121K December 1962
  • Converted to EC-121P
  • Converted to NC-121K for VAQ-33 June to November 1972
  • Modified with canoe radomes on upper and lower fuselage in front of large radomes
  • Flew last US military Constellation mission with VAQ-33 June 11, 1982
  • Stripped of all sensitive and usable equipment at NAS Key West
  • Ferried NAS Key West, FL to Florence Air and Missile Museum, Florence, SC June 25, 1982
  • Stored adjacent to museum grounds and damaged by a "controlled" grass fire
  • Museum closed September 1997 to allow Florence Airport to enlarge a parking lot
  • Land gear and engines removed September 1997 for use on the Air Mobility Command Museum's restoration of N1005C at Dover AFB, DE
  • Other parts went to the Global Aeronautical Foundation for EC-121T N548GF and the Constellation Historical Society's C-121C N73544
  • Scrapped at Florence Airport 1999
  • Forward section of fuselage to Brian Hicks and trucked to Stanley, North Carolina where it sits on a trailer
  • Aircraft confirmed extant in February 2017


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