Navy Bu.No. 141309 is a Navy WV-2 built by Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, California and delivered to the Navy in August, 1956. It served with VW-13, VW-15, and VW-2 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland; and in November, 1961 it was sent to the Pacific Missile Range, NAS Point Mugu, California. It was retired to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona in March, 1978, and was flown to the museum in April, 1983.
The museum’s ‘Warning Star’ was given the USAF S/N 53-552 in honor of the 552nd Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing which was stationed at McClellan from 1953 to 1977.
Crew: 22, including radar operators.
Power Plants: Four 3,250 hp Wright R-3350-35 engines.
Span: 126 ft 2 in.
Length: 116 ft 2 in.
Height: 27 ft 0 in.
Weight: Empty – 80,611 lbs. Gross – 143,600 lbs.
Speed: 321 mph at 20,000 ft.
Service Ceiling: 20,600 ft.
Range: 4,600 miles.
THIS AIRCRAFT IS ON LOAN FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE USAF