Postage Stamp American Airlines Douglas DC-3 1/144 Scale Diecast Model with Stand. Flagship Tulsa Reg NC18141
The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven aircraft widely used by the airline industry and the military during World War II. With a cruising speed of 207 mph and a range of 1500 miles, it revolutionized commercial air transport in the 1930's. It was fast, versatile, reliable, easy to maintain and had good range - qualities that are still evident with over 400 aircraft in operation to this day. The DC-3 was not only comfortable and reliable, it was also economical and made passenger air transportation profitable. By 1939, more than 90 percent of the nation's airline passengers were flying on DC-3s.
American Airlines inaugurated DC-3 passenger service on June 25, 1936 with the Flagship Illinois, non-stop service between New York and Chicago. Flagship Tulsa, registration NC18141, was the 37th of American Airlines' fleet of DC-3's, delivered in 1939. It flew with American from 1939-1949, before being sold to a series of smaller airlines. It was retired in the early 1990's, but has been returned to Tulsa, Oklahoma for restoration
This Die-cast and Plastic model is 1/144 scale, This model can only be displayed in flight as the front gears are retracted. The gears do not move. This model also comes with a stand.
Model is approximately 5 1/4 inches long with 7 inch wingspan.
ADULT COLLECTIBLE MODEL - Not intended for children under 14.