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#AA-4017   1/144 scale  Douglas C-74 Globemaster  Largest cargo transport in WWII

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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138 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 366 mm

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Length 262 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

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

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In early 1942, the USAAF realized the need for an aircraft that could support the demands of a global logistics network with larger payload and transoceanic range. The Douglas Co. also saw the need and began development towards an extended version of the DC-4/C-54. In June 1942, a contract was awarded to Douglas to build this scaled-up DC-4/C-54 design which given designation C-74 Globemaster. Although the design was as straightforward as possible to ensure that the aircraft could be put into production rapidly, USAAF wanted Douglas to give higher priority to the A-26 Invader. It didn't perform its first flight until December 1945. At the time, it was the biggest land-based transport aircraft in the world. During its short career, the C-74 participated in the Berlin Airlift, and set a record for being the first aircraft to cross the North Atlantic. In 1956, all the C-74s were retired from active duty. The Air Force found the C-74 a very capable and useful aircraft, and began to consider acquiring an improved version. The 5th C-74 was converted to be the prototype for the C-124 Globemaster II. 

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Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

In response to a need by the USAAF for a transport aircraft with transoceanic range

173ft.3in.

124ft.2in.

43ft.9in.

4x Pratt & Whitney R-4360-69 radial engine

328 mph

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125 troops / 45150 lb. payload

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Model References

The Douglas C-74 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 early post-war aircrafts as bonus:

The model kit contents parts and decals able to build the C-74 "Bug-eyes" prototype or production aircraft optionally!

The Douglas C-74 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

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

Douglas cargo transport airplane

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Douglas C-118A Liftmaster

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster

Douglas KC-10 Extender

Douglas C-17 Globemaster III

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U.S. heavy transport airplane

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Lockheed C-69 Constellation

Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker

Lockheed C-121 Constellation

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

 Douglas C-133 Cargomaster

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Douglas GlobeMaster Series

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 Globemaster III

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The Berlin Airlift operation 1949

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