FS2004 Lockheed VC-121E Super Constellation

PreviewSuper Constellation Columbine III, President Eisenhower's personal aircraft 1054-61. Repaint by Eric Joiner, Maarten Brouwer and Manfred Jahn.

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Super Constellation Columbine III, President Eisenhower's personal aircraft 1054-61. Repaint by Eric Joiner, Maarten Brouwer and Manfred Jahn.

Screenshot of Lockheed VC-121E Super Constellation in flight.

Screenshot of Lockheed VC-121E Super Constellation in flight.

Originally laid down as a Navy R7V-1, c/n 4151 was converted to Presidential Aircraft for Dwight D. Eisenhower under the designation VC-121E. The modifications included a unique window layout, a twenty-foot stateroom, special communications and navigational equipment, a serving bar, a dressing room, and two forward cabins with seats for sixteen people. Entering service on 10 September, 1954, the plane was christened "Columbine III" and carried the flower emblem of the state of Colorado as a nose marking. On the ground, Columbine III was guarded by armed personnel at all times. A Lockheed technician accompanied each flight as a member of the crew. The aircraft was flown by Lt. Col. William G. Draper and Major Thomas W. White. When Eisenhower's term of office ended in 1961, 53-7885 continued to serve as a USAF transport until 1966. Today it is a major exhibit in the Presidential Collection of the Air Force Museum at Dayton-Wright Patterson. Brouwer and Manfred Jahn.

  • Extract the zip to a temporary folder.
  • Verify you have a working installation of our Lockheed R7V1/C-121C.
  • Copy the folders texture.USAF-37885 and model.1049vc_rf to "Lockheed_L1049_R7V1-C121C" in "Flight Simulator 9\Aircraft\".
    Note: The model folder replaces the original version correcting a shading issue. Say Yes when asked to overwrite.
  • In the aircraft.cfg add the following fltsim section (replacing "X" by the correct number in sequence):

title=VC-121E Columbine III
ui_type=R7V-1/C-121C/G/J Super Constellation
ui_variation=VC-121E Columbine III
description="VC-121E Columbine III, presidential aircraft 1954-61. 32-bit textures by Eric Joiner, Maarten Brouwer, and Manfred Jahn."

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The archive columbi3.zip has 36 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
model.1049vc_rf05.26.090 B
1049vc_rf.mdl05.26.093.06 MB
model.cfg05.18.0934 B
texture.USAF-3788505.26.090 B
fins_l.bmp05.12.09256.07 kB
fins_t.bmp05.26.094.00 MB
floor_2.bmp10.08.0865.05 kB
fuse_l.bmp05.26.091.00 MB
fuse_t.bmp05.26.094.00 MB
propdisk.bmp04.09.09256.07 kB
shade_01.bmp08.14.0864.07 kB
thumbnail.jpg05.26.0914.42 kB
Thumbs.db05.05.0930.00 kB
vc01.bmp04.22.091.00 MB
vc01a_l.bmp02.08.0964.07 kB
vc01_l.bmp10.24.0864.07 kB
vc02.bmp04.22.091.00 MB
vc02_l.bmp10.24.0864.07 kB
vc03.bmp04.22.091.00 MB
vc03_l.bmp10.23.0864.07 kB
vc04.bmp04.22.091.00 MB
vc04_l.bmp10.24.0864.07 kB
vc05.bmp04.22.091.00 MB
vc05_l.bmp10.24.0864.07 kB
vc06.bmp04.22.091.00 MB
vc06_l.bmp10.24.0864.07 kB
wings_l.bmp05.04.091.07 kB
wings_t.bmp05.26.094.00 MB
xxcal_121.bmp05.04.0916.07 kB
readme.txt05.26.092.25 kB
file_id.diz05.26.09182 B
thumbnail.jpg05.26.096.37 kB
Columbine_1.jpg05.26.0974.89 kB
Columbine_2.jpg05.26.0961.02 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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