|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 Wings HE571074 – 1/200 Scale Douglas DC-4, N45346, TWA
Herpa Wings diecast model HE571074 replicates in 1/200 scale the Douglas DC-4 (C-47E) registration N45346, named “The Acropolis” in Trans World Airline’s (TWA) livery, circa the early 1950s
Trans World Airlines
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American airline that operated domestic and international services. Formed as Transcontinental & Western Air on October 1, 1930, with the merger of Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Western Air Express (WAE), Maddux Air Lines, Standard, and Pittsburgh Aviation Industries Corporation (PAIC). In April 2001, after many years of financial woes, the airline’s assets were acquired by AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines.
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 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; two pilots, a 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).