DC-3 11" Hand Cast Aluminum Airplane Model

Item Number AP105

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$107.50

21 in stock

Description

Our 11″ Douglas DC-3 desktop airplane model is a nostalgic and perfect replica of an early travel agent display. It is hand cast from recycled aircraft aluminum and hand polished to a brilliant silver sheen. It is sure to attract attention and facilitate many conversations about early passenger air travel.

10.6″ L x 14.2″ W x 6.9″ H

Additional information

Weight 3.4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 4 in
Historical Information

The DC-3 was produced in the mid 1930's as a response to TWA's request for a competitor to the Boing 247. It's first flight was in December, 1935. The initial rollout was for a plane with sleeping accommodations. This was soon upgraded to have seating instead of the sleeping berths. Civilian production was halted at the start of WWII. A total of over 16,000 civilian and military aircraft were produced. As of 2013 approximately 2,000 were still flying.