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All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
WWII in Europe had only ended a few months earlier when Overseas Airlines March
7, 1946 when American Airlines introduced U.S. DC-4 domestic service between New
York and Los Angeles. During the late 1940s and early 1950s the DC-4 and converted
C-54s carried more passengers than any other four-engine transport. Amazingly many
of these aircraft are still operating more than 60 years after they were first
Alaska Airlines originated in 1932 as McGee Airways and became Alaska Airlines in
1944. From 1946 until 1963 Alaska Airlines operated 3 former USAAF C-54 aircraft.
One aircraft was former USAAF C-54 44-9013 c/n 27239 built in 1944 and had been
acquired from American Airlines after WWII. In 1946 the aircraft was purchased by
Alaska Airlines and retained the registration N90449 and named Starliner Seattle. On
March 2, 1957 N90449 flew too low in cloud and hit a mountain while on approach to
Seattle killing all 5 people on board.
Crew – 4
Passengers – up to 86
Length – 93 ft 10 in (28.6 m)
Wingspan – 117 ft 6 in (35.8 m)
Height – 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
Empty – 43,300 lb (19,640 kg)
Normal Load Weight – 63,500 lb (28,800 kg)
Maximum Take-Off – 73,000 lb (33,100 kg)
Engines – (4) Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radial / 1,450 hp each
Maximum Speed – 280 mph (450 km/h)
Cruise Speed – 227 mph (365 km/h)
Range – 4,250 miles (6,839 km)
Service Ceiling – 22,300 ft (6,800 m)
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