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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL9017
Lockheed EC-121R Warning Star Diecast Model
USAF 553rd RW, #67-21487 Da Nang Glider, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, June 1969

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed EC-121R Warning Star   7"   7.5"

During the Vietnam War EC-121R Constellations were used to monitor enemy movements. On June 4, 1969 EC-121R 67-21487 c/n 4480, former USN 143206, departed Korat RTAFB for an 8 hour on site orbit. Shortly after entering the orbit all 4 engines shut down without any warning and the aircraft became a glider. Without pressure from the engines there were no hydraulics and the pilot had to wrestle with manual controls to keep the aircraft from diving and/or rolling. Eventually the engineer was able to restart the engines and they flew to the closest base at Da Nang, thus becoming the "Da Nang Glider". No explanation was ever reached as to why this occurred.

Lockheed EC-121R Warning Star

Designed to meet Pan Am and TWA requirements for a 40 passenger airliner, the Constellation was first flown in its military version of C69 on January 9th, 1943.

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Hobby Master Airliner Series

The Hobby Master "1:200 Airliner Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:200 Airliner Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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