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


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features


138 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal


Span 366 mm


Length 262 mm


Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

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

Extra decal



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. 










Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

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




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

328 mph


125 troops / 45150 lb. payload


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


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


Douglas GlobeMaster Series

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 Globemaster III


The Berlin Airlift operation 1949