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552nd AEW & C (1966) RC-121 Model

$264.00

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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552nd AEW & C (1966) RC-121 Model

Fly with the 552nd AEW and CS with 1960s livery in this handcrafted RC-121D model.  Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love.

Length -16 inches

Wingspan -18 inches

The 552d Air Control Wing is an operational wing of the United States Air Force. It has been based at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma since July 1976, operating the Boeing E-3 Sentry. It includes the 552d Operations Group, 552d Maintenance Group, and 552d Air Control Group.

The wing is responsible to the commander of Air Combat Command for the operation, maintenance, logistics, training, and combat support of E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft and Control and Reporting Centers (CRCs). The wing provides combat-ready theater battle management forces and mobile command control, and communications radar element at the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It deploys, operates and supports these forces worldwide ensuring combat capability for all peacetime and contingency operations.

From 1955 through 1976, it was located at McClellan Air Force Base, California, where it operated the Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star aircraft providing radar coverage off the Pacific coast of the United States.