Lockheed Constellation Survivors

BuN 141311 c/n 4435

L1049A 141311 February 1974 L1049A 141311 August 4, 1989 L1049A 141311 August 2002
In service with the Pacific Missile Range in February 1974 (Harry Tyrpak via Stephen Miller) Still in Pacific Missile Test Center markings at Chanute AFB on August 4, 1989 (Jim Newton) Great shot of BuN 141311 at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum in August 2002 (Dr. Gerald Durbin)
  • Current markings - BuN 141311
  • Delivered to USN August 1956 as WV-2 BuN 141311
  • To Pacific Missile Range Point Mugu August 1961
  • Redesignated EC-121K November 1962
  • Retired and flown to Davis Monthan AFB for storage May 1979
  • Ferried DMAFB to Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL June 4, 1983 for display
  • Arrived with the #2 engine shut down and prop feathered
  • Aircraft parked and allowed to deteriorate
  • Aborted attempt to sell aircraft to an Australian group in 1992
  • Chanute AFB closed in 1993
  • Became part of the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum in 1994 on loan from the USAF Museum
  • Between 2000 and 2005 volunteers spent 11,500+ man-hours restoring the aircraft
  • Currently displayed in US Navy overall “midnight blue” color scheme
  • Chanute Aerospace Museum closed in December 2015 and Yankee Air Museum acquired aircraft March 2016
  • Aircraft to be disassembled for transport to museum


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