passenger aircraft arrived on the scene. The DC-7 was the first airliner to provide non-
stop service from coast to coast in America. In total there were 338 DC-7’s produced and
purchased by 18 different airlines. When the jets replaced the DC-7 they found new work
as cargo planes and charter work.

Douglas DC-7C c/n 45182 was delivered as PH-DSC to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on May
9th 1957. In May 1965 KLM leased it to Martinair still wearing PH-DSC. In January 1969
Autair International, renamed Court Line took over the lease for 3 months before being
cancelled. In May 1969 the aircraft was sold to Compagnie Gabonaise d'Affrêtements
Aériens and registered as TR-LOK. In June 1972 the aircraft became the property of Air
Gabon Cargo and registered as TR-LQP. In November 1972 the aircraft was withdrawn
from use and scrapped.

Specifications for the Douglas Aircraft Company DC-7C “Seven Seas”

Type - four-engine long-range airliner

First Flight – December 20, 1955

Total DC-7C Production – 121
Total Production All Variants - 338

Crew – 3 / 4

Passengers – Maximum 105

Wingspan – 127.5 ft   (38.86 m)
Wing area – 1637 ft²   (152.1 m²)
Length – 112.2 ft   (34.21 m)
Height – 31.8 ft   (9.7 m)

Propulsion - 4 x Wright R-3350-18EA1 Turbo-compound radial engines each producing
3,400 hp   (2,535 kW)
Max. Speed – 406 mph   (653 km/h)
Cruise Speed – 355 mph   (570 km/h)
Range – 5,635 miles   (9,070 km)
Service Ceiling – 25,000 ft   (7,600 m)
Rate of Climb – 1,043 ft/min   (318 m/min)

Empty – 72,763 lb   (33,005 kg)
Max. Takeoff – 143,000 lb   (64,864 kg)
Max. Payload – 20,800 lb   (9,435 kg)
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Rolling rubber 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.
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Douglas DC-7C
KLM, PH-DSC, Amsterdam 1959