Douglas Dakota Dc 3 Aluminum Airplane Model Aircraft
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Douglas Dakota Dc 3 Aluminum Airplane Model Aircraft:
Douglas Dakota DC 3 Aluminum Airplane Model
Aluminum Douglas Dakota DC 3 Airplane Model 25"
This expert level, highly detailed, museum quality, Douglas Dakota DC 3 aircraft model is brand new, fully built & assembled (not a kit). The manufacturer is Authentic Models (please see below).
The Douglas DC 3 airplane model is completely hand-built & handcrafted of aluminum etched metal sheets over a lightweight wooden frame. The wheels are metal and the tires are made of rubber.
This limited edition Dakota DC 3 model is highly detailed with extreme engine detail, windows, landing lights and even rivets are shown. The model aircraft can be displayed hanging from the ceiling, sitting on it's own landing gear or mounted on it's own solid cast aluminum stand (included).
This model is silver and there are no other markings. It is sure to become a conversational addition to your aviation decor and is the perfect size for hanging.
- Size: 25.5" length x 38.5" wingspan x 6.75" height (14.2" height on the included stand)
- Material: Aluminum, wood & rubber
- Manufacturer: Authentic Models
- Limited edition
- Handcrafted individually
- Free shipping within the continental 48 U.S. States
December of 2010 marked the 75th anniversary of the DC3’s first flight.
The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II it is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. Many DC-3s are still used in all parts of the world.
The DC-3 was engineered by a team led by chief engineer Arthur E. Raymond and first flew on December 17, 1935 (the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk). The aircraft was the result of a marathon phone call from American Airlines CEO Cyrus Smith to Donald Douglas requesting the design of an improved successor to the DC-2. Total production of the DC-3 was 16,079. More than 400 remained in commercial service in 1998.
With only three refuelling stops, eastbound transcontinental flights across the U.S. taking approximately 15 hours became possible. Westbound trips took 17 hours 30 minutes because of typical prevailing headwinds — still a significant improvement over the competing Boeing 247. Before the arrival of the DC-3, such a trip would entail short hops in slower and shorter range aircraft during the day, coupled with train travel overnight.
Early U.S. airlines like United, American, TWA and Eastern ordered over 400 DC-3s. These fleets paved the way for the modern American air travel industry, quickly replacing trains as the favored means of long-distance travel across the United States.
During World War II, many civilian DC-3s were drafted for the war effort and just over 10,000 US military versions of the DC-3 were built, under the designations C-47, C-53, R4D, and Dakota. Peak production was reached in 1944, with 4853 being delivered. The armed forces of many countries used the DC-3 and its military variants for the transport of troops, cargo, and wounded. The article "Douglas DC-3" is part of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Models Inc was created more than 40 years ago in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Authentic Model's expertise and interests go back many centuries. AM's collection of nautical ship models, furniture, artifacts and accessories is inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, cartography and more…Learn more about Authentic Models Inc
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