|Length||14.3 cm||5.6 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||17.9 cm||7.0 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Herpa HE570954 – 1/200 Scale Douglas C-54E Skymaster, N62297, Aero Union
Herpa diecast model HE570954 replicates in 1/200 scale the Douglas C-54E Skymaster (DC-4) of registration N62297, Fire Tanker #14 in Aero Union’s livery, circa the early 2000s
Aero Union Corporation was an American aircraft operation and maintenance company known for its aerial firefighting aircraft, crew training, and custom-designed firefighting systems. After years of controversies regarding the safety of their planes and the cancellation of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) contract, the company was forced to shut down in 2011.
The Douglas Aircraft Company DC-4 is an American four-engine airliner. It first flew in February 1942; all production went to the US Military during World War II. Entered airline service post-war and proved to be popular and reliable.
Designated as the C-54 Skymaster with the USAAF and R5D with the US Navy, the type remained in military service into the 1960s. The North Star, a Canadian development based on the DC-4, designed in the 1940s, used Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. The Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair was a Douglas DC-4-based air ferry capable of carrying 25 passengers and five cars loaded at the front. Production of the DC-4 ended in 1947 with 1245 airframes built.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy, a semi-monocoque fuselage. The low mounted wings and the single fil tail assembly are of a cantilever design. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type. The flight crew typically consists of six; pilot, co-pilot, radio operator, navigator, and two relief crew; passenger cabin seats up to 86 passengers or 9,980 kg (22,002 lb) of cargo.
The DC-4 uses four Pratt & Whitney R-2000 Twin Wasp 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, mounted two per wing, driving three-bladed Hamilton-Standard Hydromatic, constant-speed propellers. It has a maximum speed of 450 km/h (280 mph), a cruise speed of 365 km/h (227 mph), a service ceiling of 6,700 m (22,000 ft), and a range of 5,3oo km (3,300 mi).