United Airlines Mainliner NC30049
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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 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
NC30049 originally was one of 100 Douglas C-54B-20-DO c/n 27227 manufactured in
their Santa Monica(DO), California plant in 1944 for the USAAF. In March 1946 United
Airlines acquired the aircraft and converted it into a DC-4 and registered it as
NC30049. United Airlines named the aircraft “Lake Ontario” and operated it until
January 1957 when it was sold to Aerolineas Argentinas. The airline registered the
aircraft as LV-AHZ and unfortunately it was written off on December 8, 1957.
|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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