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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL2013
Douglas DC-4 Diecast Model
Delta Air Lines, NC37472, 1946

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

Delta Airlines received their first Douglas DC-4 on February 12, 1946 with the first scheduled DC-4 service on March 6, 1946. The DC-4 was the first non-tail dragger for the airline. These DC-4s were former military C-54s converted to passenger requirements. The 12th conversion was former C-54B-1-DC (42-72339) and went to Delta as NC37472. In all Delta operated 8 modified C-54Bs. On November 1, 1946 Delta Airlines began a non-stop scheduled flight from Chicago to Miami. This forced Eastern Airlines to purchase the pressurized Lockheed Constellation providing smoother flights. In 1948 Delta started using pressurized DC-6s to counter the Eastern Constellations. Delta retired the last DC-4 on June 15, 1953.

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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