1:144 Scale Diecast Metal - Douglas DC-3 - Length: 5.5" Wingspan: 7.75”
This DC-3 model is made to be displayed in the inflight configuration. It is mostly made of metal and very heavy/dense. It is certainly not a toy and will not survive been played with or a fall.
Although it is a small scale, the details are very impressive. From the photos one can see and appreciate the transparent cockpit windshield. There are very few gaps and/or joints in this model.
Since there is no option for a landing gear, a stand where the model can be attached for display is included and the model's info (type of airplane and scale).
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.What really caught my attention, however, is the way the markings and coloring. Look at the photos and you will see very clear and crisp nose art and markings.
At a 1/144 scale, this model is compatible with the airline models. What is interesting is that the cockpit windshield in this model is actually made of clear plastic with very detailed painting.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The pack measures 8 inches by 8 inches by 3 inches.
The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner with tailwheel-type landing gear. Its cruise speed (207 mph or 333 km/h) and range (1,500 mi or 2,400 km) revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.