American Airlines Douglas DC-3 "Flagship" Desktop Model

American Airlines Douglas DC-3 "Flagship" Airplane Model
American Airlines Douglas DC-3 "Flagship" Airplane Model
Item# KDC3AAT
$159.95
Availability: Usually ships in 3-4 business days.

Product Description

This venerable American Airlines "Flagship" Douglas DC-3 Desktop Airplane Model has a wingspan of 16" and is 11" in length. The Douglas DC-3, first flew on December 17, 1935, is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Many names and numbers were assigned to the DC-3. England labeled it the "Dakota" or "Dak." American pilots, during World War II, called it the “Skytrain”, "Skytrooper”, "Doug," or "Gooney Bird." The U.S. military’s official titles were C-47, C-53, C-117, and R4D. The airlines called it "The Three." Of all the names the affectionate title "Gooney Bird" lingers on. The D-13 had a lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II. It was generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.

The D-3 was intended at the height of the depression and in the infancy of the Airline Industry by Douglas Aircraft Company. It carried 34 passengers in more comfort than previous airliners. D-3, a much faster, more efficient and safer airplane, was purchased by many airlines all around the world. Production was diverted during World War II to the C-47 military version and many civilian airliners were converted to the military requirements for use during the war. After the war, most of the DC-3s and C-47s were returned to civilian and commercial use and others were sold to allied air forces around the world. The DC-3 once again was carrying paid passengers and was still in service carrying passengers in the 1970s with a few airlines.

Today the DC-3s are relegated to aircraft museums, graveyards and occasionally a charter outfit still carrying cargo in them. This premium handcrafted vintage airliner model is constructed from treated Phillipine mahogany wood and comes with a mahogany base for special display. Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!

Please note that WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS FROM DECEMBER 20TH, 2017 THROUGH JANUARY 3RD, 2018. If you intend to place an order for pre-Christmas delivery, our apologies for any inconvenience. All available orders will be processed and shipped once we reopen in January. If you have an immediate time constraint and inadvertently place an order, please advise and we will be happy to cancel your order and issue a full and complete refund back to your PayPal account. Please note that any such refund transactions can take from 10 - 15 business days to complete. Thank you and Happy Holidays!