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C-97 Stratofreighter Model, USAF, MATS - Hobby Master HL4004

C-97 Stratofreighter Model, USAF, MATS - Hobby Master HL4004 - click to enlarge
C-97 Stratofreighter Model, USAF, MATS - Hobby Master HL4004 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HL4004
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Hobby Master 1:200 Airliners Series Diecast Model

Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter - #48-399, Military Air Transport Service, USAF

1:200 Scale.  Length: 6.5.  Wingspan: 8.5

The Boeing Model 367 (Military C-97) was based on the Boeing B-50, which was based on the B-29. The B-50 incorporated a larger tail, more powerful engines and numerous improvements gained from operating the B-29. The Model 367 utilized the improvements of the B-50, but only used the lower portion of the fuselage. Combined with the new upper section the aircraft was given its distinctive lobe shape. Between 1947 and 1958 there were 888 C-97s built.

The Military Air Transport Service (MATS) began on June 1, 1948 comprised of 3 divisions. One of the aircraft operated by MATS was the C-97 Stratofreighter. The first C-97A was delivered to MATS in late 1949 and the initial order for 27 was increased to 50. No. 48-399 was the third C-97 produced in the first batch of 27.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a C-97 Stratofreighter features:

  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening cover panel and C-97 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:200 Scale Military Aircraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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