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#AA-2098   1/72 scale  Boeing C-98 Clipper  Allied leaders designate flight

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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84 resin parts

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Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 643 mm

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Length 448 mm

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Unit price: US$148

Shipping charge: US$25

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$4.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1936, Pan Am requested for a flying boat with capability that could fly across the ocean. Boeing's bid of Model 314 Clipper was successful. Pan Am signed a contract for six Clippers. Boeing engineers used the wings of the cancelled XB-15 bomber on the flying boat body. The installation of new Wright Cyclone engines eliminated the lack of power that handicapped the XB-15. The Clipper made its first flight in 1938. It was the one of large flying boats of its time. At the outbreak of the World war II, the Clipper fleet was pressed into military service for ferrying personnel and equipment to the European and the Pacific fronts. It was given the military designation C-98. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt traveled to the Casablanca Conference in a Pan-Am crewed C-98. Prime minister Winston Churchill also flew on them several times adding to the Clippersˇ¦ fame during the war. After the war, several C-98 Clippers were returned to Pan Am. As the new landplanes were relatively easy to fly, the Clipper had become obsolete. The last Clipper was retired in 1946.

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Long-range flying boat

Impressed into military service with the U.S. army air Force and U.S. Navy

152ft.

106ft.

20ft.4in.

4x Wright R-2600-3 radial engine

210 mph

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84,000 lb. payload

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Model References

The model kit contents parts and decals able to build the C-98 NC18605 Dixie Clipper (U.S. president Roosevelt first presidential flight)

or BOAC G-AGCA Berwick (British prime minister Churchill first transatlantic flight) optionally!

The Boeing C-98 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A.A.F. Transport airplane in late time of World War II

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

Lockheed C-56/-57 Lodestar

Lockheed C-59/-60 Lodestar

Noorduyn C-64 Norseman

Lockheed C-69 Constellation

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Boeing C-75 Stratoliner

Curtiss C-76 Caravan

Cessna C-77

Cessna UC-78 Bibcat

Junkers C-79 (Ju52/3M)

Harlow C-80

Stinson UC-81 Reliant

Fairchild C-82 Packet

Piper C-83 Cub (L-4F)

Douglas C-84

Lockheed UC-85 Orion

Fairchild C-86

Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express

Fairchild C-88

Hamilton C-89

Luscombe C-90Stinson C-91

Akron-Funk UC-92

Budd C-93A Conestoga (RB-1)

Cessna C-94

Taylorcraft UC-95

Fairchild UC-96

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

Boeing C-98 Clipper

Convair XC-99

Northrop UC-100 Gamma

Lockheed UC-101 Vega

Rearwin C-102 Speedster

Grumman UC-103 (F3F)

Lockheed C-104

Boeing C-105 (XB-15)

Cessna C-106

Stout C-107 Skycar III

Boeing YC-109 VIP Transport

Consolidated C-109 Liberator tanker

Douglas C-110

Lockheed C-111 Super Electra

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