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Postage Stamp Planes PS5559-2
Douglas DC-3 Diecast Model
American Airlines, NC18141 Flagship Tulsa

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas DC-3   5.25"   8"

The DC-3 was a fixed propeller-driven aircraft that revolutionized air transport in the 1930's and 1940's, and is generally thought to be the most significant transport aircraft ever made. United, American, TWA and Eastern Airlines were all significant buyers of this plane. TWA airlines had a specific request that this plane have three engines, but Douglas managed to convince TWA's technical advisor, Charles Lindberg, that two would do the job. The DC-3 had a max speed of 346 km/h and a range of 1300 miles.

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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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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