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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL5003
Douglas VC-118 Liftmaster Diecast Model
USAF, The Independence, 1940s

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas VC-118 Liftmaster   6.25"   7"

By 1947 the existing U.S. Presidential VC-54C "Sacred Cow" aircraft needed replacing. The USAAF ordered the 29th production DC-6 with modifications to meet the Presidential needs. The rear section became a stateroom while the main cabin could seat 24 passengers or 12 "sleeper" berths. The VC-118 was officially commissioned on July 4, 1947 and named Independence in honor of President Truman's home town. In May 1953 the Independence was retired as the Presidential aircraft and in 1965 was put in a museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Douglas VC-118 Liftmaster

Designed to meet a USAAF requirement for a larger-capacity transport than the C-54 (DC-4), the Douglas DC-6 was first flown on June 29th, 1946.

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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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