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Douglas DC-4
Trans World Airline "NC45341" 1950s
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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.


Trans World Airline NC45341 was manufactured as C-54E serial 44-9092 and converted to civil
DC-4 standards for TWA and delivered to the airline in March 1946. The aircraft was delivered
wearing the name Trans World Airline four years before it became the official corporate name.
NC45341 was named “The Taj Mahal” and was the first TWA aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean
wearing what would become the standard name in 1950. In 1957 the aircraft was sold to Jordan
International Airlines as JY-ABD.
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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