If you arrived at this page
using a search engine or a
link from another site
please click on the home
button once during your
visit so my visitor counter
will add your visit.
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
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
On December 23, 1944 one of the 155 Douglas aircraft built in Chicago was delivered
to the USAAF as C-54B-1-DC, c/n 10485, line # 216. The military serial was 42-72380
until 1946 when it was sold to American Airlines and registered as NC90417 and
named “Flagship Monterey”. In 1949 the aircraft was sold to Iberia and for 15 years
was registered as EC-AEP. In 1963 it was leased to Iberia’s subsidiary Aviaco. In 1964
EC-AEP was converted to the 16th ATL.98 Carvair and re-registered as EC-AXI on
May 19, 1964. On February 1, 1969 it was leased to Dominicana who later bought it in
May 1969 and registered it as HI-168 “President Malon”. It remained with Dominicana
until June 23, 1969.
|Specifications for the Douglas Aircraft Company DC-4
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)
|HOBBY MASTER 1/200 AIRLINER SERIES