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Postage Stamp Planes PS5559-4
Douglas DC-3 Diecast Model
Trans World Airlines, NC1945

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

Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American transcontinental airline from 1924 until 2001. It was formed as Transcontinental & Western Air under the leadership of renowned flyers Charles Lindbergh and Jack Frye. TWA flew a total of 104 DC-3's from 1937 to 1957.

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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