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Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lockheed VC-121A

 
 
Lockheed VC-121A Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
1. Lockheed VC-121A Marker
Inscription.  
Lockheed
VC-121A
Constellation
VIP Transport
1949-1968

On loan from the
National Museum
of the
United States Air Force

 
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
 
Location. 32° 8.402′ N, 110° 52.18′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the western section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C-121A "Columbine 1" (here, next to this marker); Sikorsky VH-34C (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed VP-3A Orion (within shouting distance of this marker); Fokker C-31A (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas C-9B (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Aero Spacelines B-377SG (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing VC-137B (within shouting distance of this marker); Sepecat Jaguar GR. I (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
 
Also see . . .  Lockheed C-121 Constellation.
The Lockheed C-121 Constellation is a military transport version of the Lockheed Constellation. A total of 332 aircraft were constructed for both the United States Air Force and United States Navy for various purposes. Numerous airborne early warning versions were also constructed. The C-121 later saw service with smaller civilian operators until 1993. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Lockheed VC-121A Marker is the marker on the right of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
2. The Lockheed VC-121A Marker is the marker on the right of the two markers
The Lockheed VC-121A Constellation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
3. The Lockheed VC-121A Constellation
A Lockheed C-121 over the Golden Gate Bridge image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Air Force photo, circa 1950s
4. A Lockheed C-121 over the Golden Gate Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   3. submitted on November 15, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   4. submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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