Douglas DC-4 "ZS-AUB"
South African Airways
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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
between New York and Los Angeles. During the late 1940s and early 1950s the DC-4
Amazingly many of these aircraft are still operating more than 60 years after they were
In 1946 DC-4 c/n 42984 was constructed and delivered to South African Airways on
May 10, 1946 registered as ZS-AUB “Outeniqua” (Bearer of Honey”). In 1966 the
aircraft was used by the South African Air Force and given s/n 6905. In 1967 Trek
Airways leased it for a few months and returned it to the SAAF in September. The
aircraft remained with the SAAF until around 1995 when South African Airways
purchased the aircraft and leased it to Swissair. After several moves the aircraft is
now operated by Skyclass Aviation for tours.
|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)
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