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"Douglas DC-4
Pan American "N88886"
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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
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
first manufactured.
Douglas C-54E-5-DO Skymaster was built as c/n 27311 with serial 44-9085 and delivered to the
USAAF on April 5, 1945. Not long after it was bought back by the Douglas Aircraft Company and
converted to a civil DC-4. On November 14, 1946 the aircraft was purchased by Pan American
World Airways as N88886 and named “Clipper Mandarin” and later wore “Clipper Frankfurt”,
“Clipper Pegasus” and “Clipper Hannover”. In January 1961 this aircraft was sold to Trans
Carvair.
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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