The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was the commercial version of the C-97 Stratofreighter. The two-
level 377 was pressurized and could accommodate 50 to 100 passengers. On long flights the
aircraft could accommodate 28 upper and lower bunk units. This led to the aircraft being referred
to as the “Flying Hotel”. The 377 was larger and could fly further than the Constellation or the
DC-6 but the engines and complexity of the aircraft proved to be too costly to operate bringing
production to an end in 1950.

N1030V was delivered to Pan American Airways in March 1949 named “Clipper Southern Cross”.
It was manufactured as c/n 15930 model Boeing 377-10-26 and eventually renamed “Clipper
Reindeer” as well as “Clipper America”. In July 1952 on a trip from Rio de Janeiro to Beunos
Aires the cockpit crew ignored a hissing sound coming from the main cabin as well as several
warning lights. The door blew open and one passenger was sucked out and the interior was
heavily damaged but luckily the aircraft safely returned to Rio. The aircraft was withdrawn from
service in 1961 and in February 1962 the aircraft was sold to the Israeli Aircraft Industries and
registered as 4X-AOH. The IAI sold the aircraft to the Israeli Air Force where it was converted to
B377-10-26ST standards and registered as 4X-FPV and named Adbel and given the # 10.
The B377-10-26ST modification made it so the rear section of the aircraft could be hydraulically
swung open to load or unload freight. The aircraft eventually was scrapped and the parts were
used on B377 c/n 15925.

Specifications for the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

First flight – July 8, 1947

Number produced – 56

Production ended - 1950

Main deck - Up to 100 passengers
Lower deck lounge – 14 passengers
Typical seating – 63 – 84 passengers
Converted to berths for long distance – 28 + five seated

Engines – (4) Pratt and Whitney R-4360-B6 Wasp Major 28-cylinder radial engines producing
3,500 hp each and powering four-bladed propellers
Maximum speed – 375 mph   (603 km/h)
Maximum cruise – 340 mph   (547 km/h)
Range – 4,200 miles   (6,760 km)   (3,650 nmi)
Service ceiling – 32,000 ft   (9,800 m)

Empty – 83,500 lb   (67,133 kg)
Gross – 145,000 lb   (65,770 kg)

Length – 110 ft 4 in   (33.63 m)
Wingspan – 141 ft 3 in   (43.05 m)
Height – 38 ft 3 in   (11.66 m)

Boeing 377 N1030V
Pan American Airways
“Clipper Reindeer”
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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.