- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Display Stand Included
- Measures 5.5" L x 6.8” Wingspan
- Blister pack packaging.
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. Not a toy.
The Douglas C-54 Skymaster is a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and the Korean War. Like the Douglas C-47 Skytrain derived from the DC-3, the C-54 Skymaster was derived from a civilian airliner, the Douglas DC-4. Besides transport of cargo, the C-54 also carried presidents, prime ministers, and military staff. Dozens of variants of the C-54 were employed in a wide variety of non-combat roles such as air-sea rescue, scientific and military research, and missile tracking and recovery. During the Berlin Airlift it hauled coal and food supplies to West Berlin. After the Korean War it continued to be used for military and civilian uses by more than 30 countries. It was one of the first aircraft to carry the President of the United State
This Amercom 1:200 scale model is representative of a Douglas C-54 Skymaster The Skymasters earned the nickname “Candy Bombers” during the Berlin Airlift when USAF pilot Gail Halvorsen started dropping candy to the children of Berlin on his approaches to landing. The gesture lead to an expanded participation by other pilots that eventually lead into “Operation Little Vittles”.
This is model is a great historical addition to your aircraft collection.