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Lockheed EC-121 Constellation (N422NA) - Gen McArthur's Connie "Bataan" taking to the skies over Oshkosh afternoon of 7-29-23.
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Lockheed EC-121 Constellation (N422NA)


Gen McArthur's Connie "Bataan" taking to the skies over Oshkosh afternoon of 7-29-23.


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Alan Brown
Great photo of an airplane with an interesting history as all of the EC aircraft have.
ken kemperPhoto Uploader
Alan, thank you.

Bataan was sweet to see.
John moffitt
Beautiful photo of this beautiful aircraft.
John Giambone
Connie "Props" (Pun Intended) to you Ken - Wish I could have been there with you to shoot this one!
frank theriault
Connie is such a gorgeous aircraft! Lovely photo.
David Brookes
Magic, one of the sleekest aircraft ever built, thanks to Howard H.
jesse kyzer
info on a kind of special "Connie"
some more:
Markus Nieder
Almost 75 years and still going strong - Respect
Kirk Wittmayer
To say the least Doug, you take the cake. Talk about bad form, pot calling the kettel black.
Ali Baba
My first flight on an airplane was on a"Connie".Beautiful aircraft.
Brian Rushfeldt
hey Doug Irvin , at least Conny engines did not whine !!
Joe Filakovsky
The EC-121 was the designator for an early warning command and control/surveillance aircraft. MacArthur used a VC-121A aircraft, a type that was frequently used for VIP transport, a variation of which was used as the first “AirForce One.”
Robert Sloane
what a very beautiful aircraft.
Raul Olazabal
Bataan taking off from Ft. Rucker (it was in exhibition for many years)
Joe Laureano
Doug Irvin - more than 1 negative posting in a week..... BAD FORM!!!!!
I was about ten years old in 1959 when my Father took the family on a Constellation, I believe TWA from LAX nonstop to Miami. I was stunned by the flames coming from the engines on a night take off.
Thanks Dad. Such a great photo Ken.
Guilherme Pinto
The most elegantly designed commercial airplane to have ever taken to the skies. Its gracefully curved fuselage bears a striking resemblance to organic forms."
jena weber
Another classic; thanks for sharing.✈️
a mentor
We're making more of Doug than he poorly does about the pictures! Isolate him and just don't respond is my approach
Tom Fox
Doug....one bad thing about the anonymity of the internet is you can still live in your parents basement and make snide comments about a peron without looking that person in the face.
Hugh Janus
Douggie talkin' "bad form"! BWAAAHAHAHAHA !
Donna Yost
What a beauty!
Friedrich Kapusta
Beautiful airplane! Remember my childhood.
Bon Campbell
As soon as that came up I said, "Is that a Constellation?" What a beautiful aircraft!
Most fave A/C regularly flew in Air France Connie’s Paris Dakar back in the day
Too bad don’t know how to upload photos!
James Simms
Hey Doug…Real men appreciate beautiful aircraft & don't piss, bitch, & moan every time one appears on the feed. Grow up & act like a grown MAN for a change……
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07-Apr-2024 UnknownRandolph Afb ()Waresville () 05:07PM CDT 06:34PM EDT (?) 0:27
04-Apr-2024 UnknownSan Antonio Intl ()Randolph Afb () 02:28PM CDT 03:02PM CDT 0:34
03-Apr-2024 UnknownChino ()San Antonio Intl () 01:33PM PDT 07:45PM CDT 4:11
02-Apr-2024 UnknownAurora State ()Chino () 12:45PM PDT 04:05PM PDT (?) 3:19
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