Airplane Douglas DC-3 Aluminum 11 Desktop Model Aircraft Assembled. The Douglas DC 3 airplane model is hand cast of recycled aircraft aluminum. The aircraft model is mounted on a beautiful gleaming matching stand. This Douglas DC 3 desktop model & stand have been hand polished to a brilliant art deco shine.
It is sure to become a conversational addition to your aviation decor and is the perfect size for your executive desk. Size: 10.75" wide x 14.25" height x 7 deep. Material: Recycled cast aircraft aluminum. The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II it is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.
Many DC-3s are still used in all parts of the world. The DC-3 was engineered by a team led by chief engineer Arthur E. Raymond and first flew on December 17, 1935 (the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk).Total production of the DC-3 was 16,079. More than 400 remained in commercial service in 1998. With only three refueling stops, eastbound transcontinental flights across the U. Taking approximately 15 hours became possible. Westbound trips took 17 hours 30 minutes because of typical prevailing headwinds still a significant improvement over the competing Boeing 247.
Before the arrival of the DC-3, such a trip would entail short hops in slower and shorter range aircraft during the day, coupled with train travel overnight. Airlines like United, American, TWA, and Eastern ordered over 400 DC-3s. These fleets paved the way for the modern American air travel industry, quickly replacing trains as the favored means of long-distance travel across the United States. During World War II, many civilian DC-3s were drafted for the war effort and just over 10,000 US military versions of the DC-3 were built, under the designations C-47, C-53, R4D, and Dakota.Peak production was reached in 1944, with 4853 being delivered. The armed forces of many countries used the DC-3 and its military variants for the transport of troops, cargo, and wounded. The item "Airplane Douglas DC-3 Aluminum 11 Desktop Model Aircraft Assembled" is in sale since Tuesday, December 22, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Other Military Aircraft Items". The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras.