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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL4010
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter Diecast Model
Balair / International Red Cross, HB-ILW, 1969 Biafran Air Lift

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter   6.5"   8.5"

HB-ILW began life as a Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter 52-2734 c/n 16765 and was later converted to a C-97G and spent time with the 180 ATS/139 ATG, MO ANG. In 1969 the aircraft became the property of Balair Air Lines of Switzerland and was used for the International Red Cross by the Foundation for Airborne Relief in the Biafran Air Lift. Due to years of severe drought humanitarian aid was sent from around the world. In March 1970 the aircraft was arrived at MASDC to be stored and eventually scrapped.

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

Designed as a long-range airliner for premier services across the Atlantic and the Pacific, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was first flown on July 8, 1947. This luxurious post-war double-decker propeller airliner had a spiral staircase leading to a lower-level lounge and state-of-the-art pressurization, but it was expensive to maintain and operate. Just 56 of the type were built as airliners—the remaining saw service as C-97 military transports or KC-97 tankers. Stratocruisers continued to fly commercially until the 1960s, when the introduction of the Boeing 707 and the de Havilland Comet made them obsolete.

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Hobby Master's 1:200 scale Stratocruiser is an exceptionally well crafted model. The fuselage is constructed from separate upper and lower castings, accurately replicating the two intersecting circular fuselage sections of the actual aircraft, and joined together with a near seamless fit. The solid metal wings are finely cast featuring a near razor thin trailing edge and integrated engine nacelles. Additional details include pad-printed windows and doors recreated in crisp scale miniature, a delicate top mounted antenna and metal landing gear. The series includes passenger airliners and military variants such as the C-97 freighter and KC-97 tanker with a configurable tail boom probe.

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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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