Douglas DC-4
Delta Airlines
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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.
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
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
first manufactured.

Delta Airlines received their first Douglas DC-4 on February 12, 1946 with the first
scheduled DC-4 service on March 6, 1946. The DC-4 was the first non-tail dragger for
the airline. These DC-4s were former military C-54s converted to passenger
requirements. The 12th conversion was former C-54B-1-DC (42-72339) and went to
Delta as NC37472. In all Delta operated 8 modified C-54Bs. On November 1, 1946
Delta Airlines began a non-stop scheduled flight from Chicago to Miami. This forced
Eastern Airlines to purchase the pressurized Lockheed Constellation providing
smoother flights. In 1948 Delta started using pressurized DC-6s to counter the Eastern
Constellations. Delta retired the last DC-4 on June 15, 1953.
Specifications for the Douglas Aircraft Company DC-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)