The DC-7 was the last major piston engine powered transport made by the Douglas Aircraft
Company. The DC-7 was produced from 1953 to 1958 when the first jet 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.

The Douglas DC-7C N739PA c/n 44881 was delivered to Pan American on June 22, 1956 and
named “Clipper Flora Temple” and later “Clipper Courser”. In 1960 the aircraft was converted to
a DC-7CF freighter and in 1966 was sold to Intercontinental Air, the first of several new owners.
The last owner was National Aircraft who acquired the aircraft in December 1970 and operated it
until November 1973 when it was withdrawn from service and placed in storage in Miami, Florida
awaiting the scrap yard.

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

Dimensions
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)

Performance
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)

Weight
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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