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Douglas DC-4 Swiss Air Lines "HB-ILO"
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
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 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
Amazingly many of these aircraft are still operating more than 60 years after they were
first manufactured.

In February of 1947 Swissair was designated the national airline and took delivery of
HB-ILO. It wasn’t a WWII ex-military leftover, it was one of the 78 brand new Douglas
DC-4-1009’s. With the extended range of the four-engine DC-4 the airline began trans-
Atlantic flights between Geneva and New York City. On December 14, 1951 the
aircraft was lost while attempting an ILS Approach to Amsterdam in thick fog. The pilot
was late pulling up to go-around resulting in the crash that destroyed the aircraft but
luckily no loss of life.
Specifications for the Douglas Aircraft Company DC-4-1009
Crew – 4
Passengers – up to 86
Dimensions
Length – 93 ft 10 in   (28.6 m)
Wingspan – 117 ft 6 in   (35.8 m)
Height – 27 ft 6 in   (8.38 m)
Weight
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)
Performance
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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