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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL1303
Douglas DC-3 Diecast Model
TWA Lindbergh Line, NC17323, 1938

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas DC-3   3.75"   5.75"

Trans World Airlines started as TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) "The Lindbergh Line". After a merger with Western Air Express the name became Trans Western Airlines (TWA). In 1950 the "W" was changed to "World". Beginning in 1937 TWA ordered DC-3s and along with former WWII C-47s eventually operated over 100 of these types of aircraft. Douglas DC-3-209 NC17323 MSN 1969 began service with TWA (Trans Western Airlines) on August 16, 1937 until it was re-registered N17323 and sold to Union Steel & Wrecking on January 16, 1953.

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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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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