Capital Air Lines N91070
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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
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
Amazingly many of these aircraft are still operating more than 60 years after they were
N91070 started out as an R5D-1 msn 7447 and was converted to DC-4 standards in
October 1945 and delivered to Pennsylvania Central Air Lines (in 1948 became
Capital Air Lines) in April 1946. The airline was the first commercial airline to fly the
new DC-4. It operated in the Capital fleet as aircraft number 613 until 1961 when it
was sold to United Air Lines who two months later sold it. The aircraft passed through
a couple of other airlines eventually being scrapped in Wilmington Delaware. In 1948
Capital was the first airline to offer airborne television service. On July 1, 1961 Capital
Air Lines merged with United so ending the Capital era.
|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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