Project Jenny

2.  Technical Aircraft and Broadcast Equipment Information

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION


BUNO: 128429

ACFT TYPE: C-118

CALL SIGN: None

ACFT CONFIGURATION: Test Aircraft, temporary configuration, Radio/TV Broadcast

YEAR CONVERTED: 1962

ACFT NICKNAME: None

YEAR DECONFIGURED: 1965

FINAL STATUS OF ACFT: Returned to parent squadron VR-1 and probably eventually scrapped.


BUNO: 131611

ACFT TYPE: C-118

CALL SIGN: None

ACFT CONFIGURATION: Test Aircraft, temporary configuration, Radio/TV Broadcast

YEAR CONVERTED: 1962

ACFT NICKNAME: None

YEAR DECONFIGURED: 1965

FINAL STATUS OF ACFT: Returned to parent squadron VR-1 and probably eventually scrapped.


BUNO: 131627

ACFT TYPE: NC-121J

CALL SIGN: Blue Eagle I (one)

ACFT CONFIGURATION: Radio Broadcast aircraft, permanent configuration

YEAR CONVERTED: 1965

ACFT NICKNAME: Da Nang Dirty Bird

YEAR DECONFIGURED: 1970 ?

FINAL STATUS OF ACFT: Scrapped


BUNO: 128444

ACFT TYPE: NC-121J

CALL SIGN: Blue Eagle II (two)

ACFT CONFIGURATION: Radio/TV Broadcast aircraft, permanent configuration

YEAR CONVERTED: 1965

ACFT NICKNAME: Cripple Four

YEAR DECONFIGURED: 1970 ?

FINAL STATUS OF ACFT: Scrapped


BUNO: 131641

ACFT TYPE: NC-121J

CALL SIGN: Blue Eagle III (three)

ACFT CONFIGURATION: Radio/TV Broadcast aircraft, permanent configuration

YEAR CONVERTED: 1965

ACFT NICKNAME: Slick-Four-One

YEAR DECONFIGURED: 1970 ?

FINAL STATUS OF ACFT: Scrapped



BUNO: 131655

ACFT TYPE: NC-121J

CALL SIGN: Blue Eagle VI (six)

ACFT CONFIGURATION: Radio/TV Broadcast aircraft, permanent configuration

YEAR CONVERTED: 1966

ACFT NICKNAME: None

YEAR DECONFIGURED: 1970 ? (see Note 1)

FINAL STATUS OF ACFT: Scrapped (see Note 1)


BROADCAST EQUIPMENT INFORMATION
(Nominal 1966 Configuration)


RADIO/TV BROADCAST EQUIPMENT

One 1KW RCA FM Transmitter

One 1KW RCA AM Transmitter (see Note 1)

Two 2KW RCA Hi Band/Lo Band VHF TV Transmitters (see Notes 2 & 3)

One 10KW AN/FRT-39 HF/SSB/ISB Transmitter

One RCA TR-4 2" Video Tape Recorder (see Note 3)

One RCA TR-22 2" Video Tape Recorder (see Note 3)

Two RCA 16mm Film Chains w/vidicon cameras (see Note 3)

Two RCA TG-12 Sync Generators with associated video distribution equipment (see Note 3)

Two RCA Video Switching Consoles (see Note 3)

One RCA Orthicon Video Camera installed in studio with remote camera control (see Note 3)

Two Conrac Waveform/Video Monitors installed in control console (see Note 3)

Two Conrac Video Monitors installed in equipment racks (see Note 3)

One large Conrac Video Monitor in control area (see Note 3)

Two RCA Stereo Audio Switching Consoles Three RCA Reel-to-Reel Audio Recorders


Note 1. Original installation in BE 2 and BE3 was an RCA 1KW AM transmitter, changed at a later date to a TMC 10KW AM transmitter. BE 1 had an RCA 10KW AM transmitter.

Note 2. BE 2 and 3 had RCA 2KW Video/1KW Aural transmitters, BE 6 had an RCA 5KW Video/ 2KW Aural transmitter

Note 3. Video equipment not installed on BE 1.  BE 1 had an additional EW position installed for Naval Security Group individuals use.


COMSEC/COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

Two Collins R-1051 HF Communications Receivers

One R-390 HF Communications Receiver

One R-389 LF/MF Communications Receiver

One Telesig 4 Channel VFTG Terminal Set

One URA-17 FSK Converter/Comparator

One FSK Keying Set

Two Mite TT-299 Teletypes

Two KW-7 Crypto Sets