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August MOM winner

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history
Lockheed's Constellation was a hit with the airlines, but its capacious fuselage and long range also made it attractive to the US Military. One of the most adventurous uses the US Air Force and Navy put the Constellation is was the Radar Picket. Originally a Navy concept using blimps, airborne radar pickets extended the range of conventional ground-based radars immensely. Over the years, as technology improved and operational experience built up, the concept has evolved into the modern AWACS aircraft.
the model
This is Heller's classic Constellation, updated and corrected using the Fisher Model & Pattern resin detail sets. It wears the colours of the US Navy from the mid 1950s.
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About the Author

About Ryszard Holak (RYSZARD)
FROM: KRAKOW, POLAND