14715 1/144 USAF EC-121R Lockheed® Constellation® Vietnam "Bat Cat"
The first Lockheed Constellation took flight during World War II as the C-69. After WWII the Constellation as it was named became the premier airliner of the day. Later designs of the extended fuselage Super Constellation offered more speed and payload and longer range. The USAF purchased both transport and airborne early warning electronic warfare aircraft using the C-121 airframe. The C-121 was used for decades and adapted for many uses in the later years of service that included airborne command and control, intelligence gathering and psychological warfare.
This new Minicraft kit features new unique markings for two EC-121R “Bat Cats” of the 553 & 554’th Recon squadrons operating from Korat AFB Thailand in 1970.
Markings included in this kit:
USAF EC-121R, 67-21487, “Da Nang Glider”, 553rd RS (553rd RW), Korat RTAFB, Thailand, June 1969
USAF EC-121R, 67-21498, 553rd RS (553rd RW), Korat RTAFB, Thailand, December 1970
Kit includes 63 detailed parts molded in gray plastic, Clear Canopy, Assembly Manual and premium decals by Cartograf