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That's in my top 5 of the most beautiful craft to ever take to the air. Thanks for posting the link.

And no thanks for helping me remember how old I am! I remember seeing some of the last of these in the Navy inventory in the late 60's/early 70's at Pax River -- my step-father was a Yeoman Chief with VP-44, so I'd be down almost every weekend to see what was on the flight line. Even back then a kid like me could appreciate stunning gracefulness of a Super Connie's lines (especially against a background of Greyhounds and Lockheed Electras!).

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Remember them very well. In the Air Force they were designated C121. I had the opportunity to fly on the EC 121 version out of McClellan AFB CALIF in the 60s. Guess that makes me an old timer

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The Connie, or the Super Connie, was one of those aircraft that seem to just flow all along the fuselage. You can see the subtle curve of the fuselage from any side view, and it really does look like it is flying even on the ground. Plus the sound of those old round engines was always one of its own.

I saw the Navy version flying while in Viet Nam 68-69, and even snapped a pic or two myself. That version had a huge round dome faired into the belly, and a tall dorsal antenna on top! So I guess I'm getting old myself.

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Thanks Slammer.

Rode in one of them many years ago (before 1960) and remember that ride well.

Guess that makes me an old timer.

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