It’s Warning Star Wednesday, Oppo, with bonus Hump Day content.
This is the L-749A Warning Star testbed. It became the EC-121 airborne early warning and control radar surveillance aircraft flown by both the Air Force and Navy. It was based on the civilian L-1049 Super Constellation.
And since this is turning into Lockheed Week, here’s some bonus Lockheed trivia: The man who founded the company was originally named Loughead, but he legally changed his name in 1934. Along with his brother Malcolm, Allan Loughead formed the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company in 1912, though that company is not related to the famous Lockheed brand.