Lockheed Constellation Survivors

54-160 c/n 4179

L1049F 54-160 September 1965 L1049F 54-160 June 3, 2006 L1049F 54-160 June 3, 2006
Pictured at Wright Patterson AFB, OH on September 6, 1965. At that time, the aircraft was designated a JC-121C (Richard Sullivan) Scrapped at DM AFB in the early 1980's, its a mystery how this cockpit wound up on display at Frankfurt Intl Airport (Marc Lehmann) Cockpit arriving at its new home at the Finnish Aviation Museum in Helsinki, Finland on July 18, 2007 (Antti Hyvärinen)
  • Final registration - 54-160
  • Delivered to USAF MATS Atlantic Division October 1955 as C-121C 54-160
  • To Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) May 1963
  • Converted to JC-121C for AFSC-ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB by July 1963
  • Conversion involved the addition of dorsal and ventral radomes
  • Converted to DC-121C by May 1969 with addition of a gondola under the center fuselage
  • Retired and flown to Davis Monthan AFB for storage July 1971
  • Offer for sale at Davis Monthan October 1974
  • To Allied Aircraft Sales February 1975 and still at scrapyard in 1981
  • Scrapped by Oct 1982 only with only cockpit section remaining
  • Cockpit section reportedly sold to a German vintage aircraft collector in 1984
  • By 2003, cockpit section on display at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany
  • Cockpit section removed from display for a short time due to terminal reconstruction.
  • By March 2005, cockpit back in Terminal 2 near the aircraft model display cases
  • Airport authority wants cockpit removed and reportedly offered for sale for 7,500 Euros in February 2007
  • Purchased by Antti Hyvärinen and arrived at the Finnish Aviation Museum in Helsinki for display on July 17, 2007
  • Due to space constraints, cockpit moved to the Finnair training center near the Helsinki Airport in November 2007
  • Moved into Antti Hyvärinen's garage behind his home in Järvenpää, Finland on Febuary 21, 2009
  • Moved to Antti's new home in Nukari, Finland in November 2012


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