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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL2003
Douglas DC-4 Diecast Model
British Eagle, G-ASPN, 1964

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas DC-4   5.75"   7"

WWII in Europe had only ended a few months earlier when Overseas Airlines introduced the first commercial North Atlantic DC-4 service. Another first took place on March 7, 1946 when American Airlines introduced U.S. DC-4 domestic service between New York and Los Angeles. During the late 1940s and early 1950s the DC-4 and converted C-54s carried more passengers than any other four-engine transport. Amazingly many of these aircraft are still operating more than 60 years after they were first manufactured.

British Eagle International Airlines was an independent that was in operation from 1948 to 1968. It started out as Eagle Aviation and evolved into British Eagle in 1963. In 1964 the airline took over Starways Airlines and their three DC-4s as well as various other types. Along with it came the schedule services and tours contracts. Not long after this British Eagle started to become non-profitable and in 1968 they liquidated their assets. G-ASPN started out with the USAAF as a C-54A and had about 12 different owners over its life time. The last registration for the aircraft was 9Q-CWP owned by Groupe Litho Moboti Aviation (GLM Aviation). In 1991 it was written off in Kinshasa Zaire after a crash due to engine failure with no fatalities.

Douglas DC-4

Designed to meet a United Airlines requirement for a long-range passenger airliner, the Douglas DC-4 was first flown on June 7, 1938. The prototype was a very ambitious four-engined, pressurized aircraft that was three times the size of its predecessor, the DC-3a design that proved far too expensive and difficult for civilian airlines to maintain. Douglas revised the design, but by the time it was complete WWII was well underway and development of the aircraft was channeled to the US military. Post-war, the DC-4 became a popular and reliable airliner with major carriers such as National and Northwest Airlines.

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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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