The Boeing Model 367 (military C-97) was based on the Boeing B-50 which was based on the
B-29. The B-50 incorporated a larger tail, more powerful engines, and numerous improvements
gained from operating the B-29. The Model 367 utilized all the improvements of the B-50 but only
used the lower portion of the fuselage. Combined with the new upper section the aircraft was
given its distinctive lobe shape. There were 888 C-97s built (counting 55 civil 377s) between
1947 and 1958.

MATS (Military Air Transport Service) began on June 1, 1948 comprised of 3 divisions including
the Pacific Division. MATS existed until January 1, 1966 when it became MAC (Military Airlift
Command). One of the aircraft MATS used was the C-97 Stratofreighter. Boeing identified the
military C-97 as the Boeing Model 367. The first production C-97A was delivered in late 1949.
The initial military order was for 27 C-97A and increased to 50. C-97 48-399 S/N 16011 was the
third aircraft produced in the first batch of 27.

Specifications Boeing C-97
Boeing aircraft model number – 367
Number Produced - 888
Crew – 4 x (Pilot, Co-pilot, Navigator, Flight Engineer)
Capacity – 96 troops or 69 stretchers or tanker equipment for refueling versions

Length – 110 ft 4 in   (33.7 m)
Height – 38 ft 3 in   (11.7 m)
Wing Span – 141 ft   (43.1 m)

Empty – 82,500 lb   (37,410 kg)
Loaded – 120,000 lb   (54,420 kg)
Maximum Take-Off – 175,000 lb   (79,370 kg)

Power Plant – 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-4360B (or 59B or 35C) Wasp Major radial engines, 3,500 hp
(2,610 kW) depending on engine type, 27 cylinders/engine, 216 spark plugs

Maximum Speed – 375 mph   (603 km/h)
Cruise Speed – 300 mph   (260 knots or 482 km/h)
Range – 4,300 mi   (4,949 nm or 6,920 km)
Ferry Range – 5,760 mi   (5,000 nm or 9,270 km)
Service Ceiling – 35,000 ft   (10,670 m)

Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter
Military Air Transport Service "48-399"
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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.