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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL1301
Douglas DC-3 Diecast Model
Pan American World Airways, N54705, 1950s

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas DC-3   3.75"   5.75"

In 1942 the Douglas Aircraft Company produced C-47A-DK (DK-Oklahoma City) "Skytrain" c/n 12844 serial 42-92983. The aircraft was used as an instrument laboratory for new innovations and wasn’t officially handed over to the USAAF until March 24, 1944. On March 16, 1946 the aircraft was sold as surplus to Pan American Airways and registered as N54705. The aircraft was used mostly on South American routes until June 19, 1960 when it was sold to Spantax S.A. of Spain. The aircraft was last seen as a derelict at Alicante, Spain.

Douglas DC-3

Designed to meet an American Airlines requirement for an enlarged version of the DC-2, the DC-3 was first flown on December 17th, 1935. Capable of carrying 24 passengers at a cruising speed of 180 mph, the DC-3's speed and long range revolutionized commercial air travel in the 1930s and 40s, when it carried 90 percent of the world's air travelers. Early DC-3s used Wright R-1820 Cyclone engines, but Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp Radials were fitted to later versions; these engines had better single engine performance and allowed the DC-3 to fly at higher altitudes.

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Hobby Master Airliner Series

The Hobby Master "1:200 Airliner Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:200 Airliner Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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