|Length||9.8 cm||3.8 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.5 cm||5.7 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Herpa Wings HE570886 – 1/200 Scale Douglas DC-3C, NC33611, PAA
Herpa Wings diecast model HE570886 replicates in 1/200 scale the Douglas DC-3C (ex C-47B) named “Clipper Tabitha Mae”, registration NC33611 in Pan American World Airways (PAA) post-WWII livery. The aircraft is owned by PMDG Flight Operations, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
Clipper Tabitha Mae
Tabitha Mae was built as a C-47B and issued to the USAAF in 1945. Post military, primarily in private hands with brief stints in tourism, the last DC-3 to fly in scheduled passenger service in the United States. Acquired by PMDG Flight Operations in 2011 and given the Pan American World Airway’s livery.
The Douglas DC-3 is an American twin-engine monoplane airliner that first flew on December 1, 1935, entering service in June 1936 with American Airlines. Design at the insistence of American Airlines, who wanted a larger aircraft than DC-2. Its speed, range, comfort and reliability revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and made air transportation profitable. American Airlines C.R. Smith said that the DC-3 was the first aeroplane to make money without government subsidies. Its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. The military variant was designated as the C-47 Skytrain (USAAF), R4D (US Navy) and Dakota (British commonwealth). More than 10,000 were produced with many DC-3s and converted C-47s still in use today.
The airframe is mostly an aluminium alloy structure with a semi-monocoque fuselage, low mounted cantilever wings and a conventional tail. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the primary units retracting rearward into the inboard engine. The flight crew of four consisted of two pilots, and the passenger cabin normally seats 21 to 32.
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, wing-mounted, driving Hamilton Standard 3-bladed constant-speed feathering propellers. The DC-3 has a maximum speed of 370 km/h (230 mph), cruise speed of 333km/h (207 mph), a service ceiling of 7,100 m (23,200 ft) and a range of 2540 km (1,580 mi).