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Amercom 1:200 Flying Fortresses ACLB34
Douglas C-54 Skymaster Diecast Model
USAAF ATC, #49047 Candy Bomber, Berlin Air Lift 1948

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas C-54 Skymaster   5.75"   7"

In June 1948 access to Berlin was cut off by the Soviets. Soon it became necessary to supply Allied troops and Berlin's two and a half million citizens with food, coal and other items by airlifts called "Operation Vittles". The blockade ended in May 1949 with 278,000 operations recorded. USAF Lt. Gail Halvorsen gave some German children gum and started to drop gum and candy from his aircraft. It soon became known as the Berlin Candy Bomber. With the help of others a total of 23 tons of candy was dropped.

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

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-3-a 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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Amercom 1:200 Flying Fortresses

The Amercom "1:200 Flying Fortresses" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military heavy bomber aircraft in 1:200 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Flying Fortresses" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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