Based on the Lockheed Super Constellation, WV-2s served from 1956 to 1965 in two "barrier" forces, one off each coast of the North American continent. These barrier forces consisted of five surface picket stations each manned by radar destroyer escorts and an air wing of WV-2s that patrolled the picket lines at 3,000-12,000 foot altitudes in six to 20-hour missions. The Navy received 142 of the EC-121s produced. While barrier operations off the United States ended in 1965, the Navy continued to operate the aircraft until 1975 in other areas and in other roles, including gathering electronic intelligence and weather reconnaissance.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!