USAF CONSTELLATION TAIL NUMBERS
1951 -- 1967

 

 

1951

 

51-3836/3845 Lockheed RC-121C Super Constellation

Originally ordered by USN as WV-2.
3838 was lost Marysville CA. Remaining 9 aircraft were
redesignated TC-121C and used for AEW training.
3840 later modified as C-121C transport with
electronic equipment removed
Redesignated EC-121C in 1962.
3841 later modified as an JC-121C

 

 

1952

52-3411/3425 Lockheed RC-121D-LO Super Constellation

Procured through diversion from USN contracts
for WV-2s. Redesignated EC-121D in 1962.
3412,3417/3425 converted to EC-121H.
3416 converted to EC-121J.
3411,3412,3414,3417/3419,3423/3425 converted
to EC-121T.
3425 on display Peterson AFB CO, 3418 on Display
Combat Air Museum KS

 

1953

53-0533/0556 Lockheed RC-121D Super Constellation
53-3398/3403 Lockheed RC-121D Super
Constellation

Procured through diversion from Navy contracts
for WV-2. Redesignated EC-121D in 1962.
0533,0535,0539/0541,0544,0549,0551,0553,
converted to EC-121H.
53-0542, 53-0547, converted to EC-121Q.
0548,0550,0554 converted to EC-121T
53-0554 at Pima Air Museum, Tucson, AZ.
53-0555 on display at WPAFB Museum. Scored
first radar-guided kill on Oct. 24, 1967.
0548 on civilian registry as N548GF.
0549 crashed near Nantucket

 

53-8157/8158 Lockheed YC-121F Super Constellation

Transfered from Navy, they had 6000hp
Pratt & Whitney T34-P6 turbine engines

 

1954

 

54-0151/0183 Lockheed C-121C-LO Super Constellation

0160,0178 converted to JC-121C.
0167,0168,0174,0181,1082 converted to
VC-121C.
0183 converted to RC-121D then to EC-121D.
0155,0157,0159,0164,0170,0173,0180,0183
converted to EC-121S.
0155 at USAF History and Traditions Museum,
Lackland AFB, TX.
0156 on civilian registry as N73544

 

54-2304/2308 Lockheed RC-121D Super Constellation

Redesignated EC-121D in 1962.
2305 converted to EC-121H.
2306,2307 converted to EC-121T.

54-4048/4079 Lockheed C-121G-LO Super Constellation -

Ex-USN R7V-1s transferred to USAF as follows

Bu. No: 128434/128436 -> 4048/4050
Bu. No: 128438/128439 -> 4050/4052
Bu. No: 131621/131622 -> 4053/4054
Bu. No: 131634 -> 4055
Bu. No: 131626 -> 4056
Bu. No: 131637 -> 4057
Bu. No: 131628/131629 -> 4058/4059
Bu. No: 131632 -> 4060
Bu. No: 128442 -> 4061
Bu. No: 131636 -> 4062
Bu. No: 131638 -> 4063
Bu. No: 131640 -> 4064
Bu. No: 131642 -> 4065
Bu. No: 131645/131649 -> 4066/4070
Bu. No: 131651/131653 -> 4071/4073
Bu. No: 131656/131658 -> 4074/4075
Bu. No: 140311/140313 -> 4076/4079
4050/4052 and 4058 modified at TC-121G.
4051 later became VC-121G staff transport.


1955

 

55-0118/0139 Lockheed RC-121D-LO Super Constellation

Redesignated EC-121D in 1962.

0118,0119,0121,0122,0124/0127,0129/0132,
0134/0136,0138 converted to EC-121H.
0120,0128 converted to EC-121Q.
0137 converted to EC-121J.
0118,0121,0122,0124,0133,0137,0138
converted to EC-121T.
0123 burned up during preflight, 0121 burned
after landing gear collapsed in Iceland,
0136 lost North Atlantic 1965

55-5262/5268 Lockheed EC-121H-LO Super Constellation -

Ex-USN WV-2s(141289,149300,141302,141333,
141318,141327, 141291)
5262 lost North Atlantic 1967



 

1956

 

56-6956 Lockheed NC-121D Super Constellation

Ex-USN WV-2 143226

 

1967

67-21471/21500 Lockheed EC-121R Warning Star

All ex-US Navy (137895,137898,141296,141306,
141312,141317,141320,141328,141330,143185,
143188,143191,143195,143202/143204,
143206/143208,143210,143213/143219,
143222/143224)

 

Air force plane with Navy tail Numbers

Lockheed JEC-121K

143189, 143199, 143200