The DC-7 was the last major piston engine powered transport made by the Douglas 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/7 c/n 45061 and was delivered to Swissair on November 7, 1956 as HB-IBK named
“Zurich”. In February 1962 it was sold to SAS, registered as LN-MOG “Leif Viking”. In March 1963
the DC/7 was sold to the French Military as 45061. Later it was used by the French airline UTA
as F-ZBCA in the Pacific Atomic Test Center. In 1970, it was retired and eventually acquired by
The Museum of Air and Space (Musee de l'Air) at Le Bourget Airport in Paris where it is stored.

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)
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
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 HB-IBK
Swissair "Zurich"