Lockheed WV-2/EC-121K Warning Star


Wingspan: 126 ft. 2 in.
Length: 116 ft 2 in
Height: 27 ft. 0 in.
Weight: empty: 72,815 lb, max. 145,000 lb
Engine: four Wright R-3350 Turbo-Compound radials; 3,400 hp each
Speed: cruise: 240 MPH, Max: 290 MPH
Range: 4,000 miles
Armament: none
Crew: 27
Cost: $2,031,000

On 7 May 1979 ?311 was transferred to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for storage. In September 1982 it was moved from the U.S. Navy inventory to that of the United States Air Force, still located at Davis-Monthan. Finally, on 4 June 1983 it made its last flight?to Chanute AFB for permanent display, arriving with engine #2 feathered. When the museum opened in 1994 the aircraft was included in the loan agreement from the National Museum of the United States Airforce at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.