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FS2004 Winkys Fish Lockheed R7V-1/C-121J. This aircraft was built 1953 as a R7V-1 BuNo 131643 for US Navy (c/n 4144) and 1960 redesignated as C-121J. In 1974 withdrawn from use and stored at Davis Monthan, she was sold in May 1981 to William "Winky" Crawfords Northern Peninsula Fisheries Corp. and registration N4247K for hauling salmon in Alaska. After modification work to civil freighter in 1987 the Connie went to World Fish and Agriculture Inc., another Crawford Company. Now it was the plan to haul tuna from Palau Island to Nagoya in Japan. It was intend to carry 38,000 lbs of fish per trip but only 33,000 lbs were practial. But the contract could not be fullfiled because no high grade AVGAS was available at Nagoya. The aircraft has to carry return fuel in drums, which reduced the payload further to only 15,000 lbs. Only a few trips were flown in 1988 and then the Connie was stored at Manila due to lawsuit actions with the contractors. She remains abandoned in open storage at Manila until 2014 as the Quantas Museum from Australia bought her in auction for spares. Requires G and H Super Constellation packs (L1049H.ZIP, L1049G.ZIP and R7V-1.ZIP). Textures for Lockheed R7V-1/C-121J by Team 1049 - Roland Berger, Volker Boehme, Manfred Jahn, Luis Pallas, Bill Tyne and Stefan Werner. Repainted by Manfred Meyer.