I would like to share some info for the Netmodels AWACS id 12488
At first I felt this model was one of those gold plated/chrome plated versions NM are famous for ( and for which I do not care much) but a closer look made me buy this unique model.
The DB indicates an E-3B from the 552nd Wing, but the model depicts 71-1407 as it rolled out in 1972 as the first AWACS prototype. It was called EC-137D back then and the 707-320B platform is clearly visible, even the windows were present, although mostly plugged.
71-1407 did enter service and was upgraded to current USAF standards, but the model is not an E-3B, nor is it a 552nd Airwing bird. The badges on the side are those of Air Force Systems Command and Electronic Systems Division.
I found only one photo of the actual plane,
Link : Image:First E-3 sentry.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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