The EC-121R, nicknamed the "Batcat," was a reconnaissance aircraft that saw service — from 1967 to 1970 — with the 553rd RS and 554th RW during the Vietnam War. One of the more incredible Batcat missions occurred on June 4, 1969, when the #67-21487 took off on an eight-hour intelligence-gathering mission. Shortly after its takeoff, however, all four engines shut down without warning, essentially making the aircraft a glider. Amazingly, the pilot managed to keep it in the air, avoiding diving and/or rolling as the engineer managed to restart the engines. It landed at the nearest base in Da Nang and earned the nickname the "Da Nang Glider."
This 1/200 scale, Hobby Master, die cast replica — an homage to the bravery and cunning displayed by the aircraft's crew — features the signature camouflage paint scheme, simulated cockpit and cabin windows, rotating propellers, detailed radial engines, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 7" long with a 7½" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HL9017