The twenty-two USAF EC-121T's were redesignations of fifteenEC121Ds and seven EC121Hs. This one, 53-548, has overall glossylight gray finish and the dorsal radome removed. Photographed atMcClellan AFB, Sacramento, California in March 1973.
In September 1962, the aircraft designating systemsof the USAF and Navy were combined. This had relatively littleeffect on existing USAF designations but caused abandonment of manylong-standing Navy designations. After the change, the specialpurpose was identified by a prefix, with the WV-2Q becoming theEC-121N. US Air Force EC-121Rs were former Navy WV-2/EC-121Ksstripped of their radomes, camouflaged, and used for specialelectronic missions in Vietnam.

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