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dBeav

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Newest museum project
« on: May 31, 2017, 11:14:59 AM »

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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