Pan American World Airways
Douglas DC-4, "Clipper Racer" N88951, 1947
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
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
introduced the first commercial North Atlantic DC-4 service. Another first took place on
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
The Pan American World Airways DC-4 N88951 was named “Clipper Racer”. The
aircraft was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company as c/n 35987 and delivered to the
USAAF on July 16, 1945 as a C-54G-5-DO Skymaster serial number 45-0534. In late
1946 Douglas leased the aircraft and converted it to DC-4 specifications and sub-
leased it to Pan Am on May 22, 1947 as N88951. The aircraft flew with Pan Am until
November 23, 1953 when they returned it to the USAF who used it until 1972 and
scrapped it in 1976.
|Specifications for the Douglas Aircraft Company DC-4-1009
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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