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Postage Stamp Planes PS5559-3
Douglas DC-3 Diecast Model
Eastern Air Lines, N18124

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

Eastern Airlines was a major domestic American airline from 1026 to 1991 headed by WWI Ace Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker in its inaugural days. They flew 76 DC-3's from 1935 to 1953 as part of their "Great Silver Fleet". Aircraft N18124 was delivered in 1937 and was retired by the airline in 1953. It is currently on display at National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

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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