Originally conceived in the final years of World War II as a transport aircraft, the DC-6 — which took its first flight in 1946 — was reconfigured for commercial travel. It entered service in March of 1947 with both United and American Airlines. More than 700 were manufactured and it remains in limited service today in cargo, military, and wildfire roles.
With "American Airlines" painted in striking orange letters, this 1/100 scale display model of a DC-6B/C features quality mahogany construction, realistic propellers and engine fronts, simulated canopy and cockpit windows, and a wooden display base. Measures approximately 14" long with a 12¾" wingspan.