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Douglas DC-4 Qantas Model
Douglas DC-4 Qantas
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 13.60 in.[34.50 cm.] • Span - 17.00 in.[43.20 cm.] • Height - 4.00 in.[10.20 cm.]
Scale - 1:83
Era: Post World War II • Company: Douglas / Qantas
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Model Specific Information

The history of the DC-4 dates back to when United Airlines devised a requirement for a four engine long range airliner.

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United looked to Douglas to fulfil the requirement, who devised the highly ambitious DC-4E (where the E stood for experimental). This four engined behemoth was flight tested in 1939. It was roughly three times the size of the DC-3 (its wingspan was 42.17m/138ft 3in, and length 29.76m/97ft 7in), had triple tail surfaces, tricycle undercarriage, was pressurised and potentially could fly nonstop from Chicago to San Francisco.

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However all the ground breaking new technology on the DC-4E meant that it was costly, complex and had higher than anticipated operating costs, so Douglas thoroughly revised the design, resulting in the smaller and simpler definitive DC-4.

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The new DC-4 was developed under the darkening clouds of WW2, and upon the USA�s entry into war all DC-4s then on the production line were requisitioned for the US military. The result was that the first DC-4 flew for the first time on February 14 1942 in military markings (as the C-54 Skymaster). The DC-4 was found to admirably suit the USAAF�s requirement for a long range cargo transport, and 1162 were built through the war years.

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As was the case with the DC-3, the end of war meant that much of that number were surplus and sold to the world�s airlines. Further to this Douglas built an additional 78 DC-4s to new orders. Over the years the survivors have been passed down to charter and freight airlines, and today small numbers survive in service as freighters.

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Notable developments of the DC-4 include Aviation Trader�s much modified Carvair freighter�(described separately) while Canadair built a number with RollsRoyce Merlin engines and pressurised fuselages. The DC-4 also formed the basis for the larger DC-6 and DC-7 which are described separately (the DC-4 was the first airliner to introduce a circular section, constant diameter fuselage which made stretching the basic aircraft relatively simple).

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Copyright Airliners.net, some information Copyright Aerospace Publications

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General Product Information

Our Douglas DC-4 Qantas Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.

The DC-4 model airplane is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The DC4 model aircrafts paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original DC4 . This top-quality DC-4 replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This DC-4 model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Douglas DC-4 Qantas Model.

If you require we can also make the DC-4 in any other airline or private livery (or colour scheme) you require and if necesary in a different size or scale. Just email us a description or photographs with colours and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customisation.

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