FAMOUS BOEING 314 MODEL 314 DIXIE CLIPPER FLYING BOAT
Actual Model is without decals
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BOEING 314 FLYING BOAT MODEL
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For collectors and model airplane buff's, or those seeking
an incredibly impressive gift, here is a model so unique you don't want to miss out. This replica is of the most famous of
the twelve Boeing Model 314 Clippers, the Dixie Clipper, America's first presidential airplane. It is built to a level of
excellence unparalleled in production model making. No one, even custom professional model makers, can achieve this level
of accuracy at anywhere near this price, and comes complete with a custom desktop stand.
Our Boeing Dixie Clipper is designed and built in the same fashion as
the real planes using frame and rib construction. The attention to detail is outstanding with working control surfaces, i.e.
ailerons, rudder and elevator is designed and built in the same fashion as the real planes using frame and rib construction.
The frames and ribs are wood, and are covered in silk which is then painted. The engine's propellers spin. The nacelles are
of made of spun aluminum, and the doors and hatches use aluminum sheet, The cockpit and all portholes are accurately replicated.
Everything is authentic to the period, and includes historically correct markings and colors.
DIMENSIONS are 32" wingspan, 22 1/2"
long, 6" high.
Famous Dixie Clipper Model
The Real Dixie, First Presidential Airplane
Real to Life Nacelles And Ribs
Looks Great From Every Angle
HISTORY: As airplane travel became popular during the mid-1930s,
passengers wanted to fly across the ocean, so Pan American Airlines asked for a long-range, four-engine flying boat. In response,
Boeing developed the Model 314, nicknamed the "Clipper" after the great oceangoing sailing ships. It used the wings and engine
nacelles of the giant Boeing XB-15 bomber. New Wright 1,500 horsepower Double Cyclone engines eliminated the lack of power
that handicapped the XB-15. With a nose that later saw rebirth in the design of the modern 747, the Clipper was the "jumbo"
airplane of its time.
Boeing built 12 Model 314s between 1938 and 1941. At the outbreak of World
War II, the Clipper was drafted into service to ferry materials and personnel. Few other aircraft of the day could meet the
wartime distance and load requirements. The Model 314 had a 3,500-mile range and made the first scheduled trans-Atlantic flight
June 28, 1939. By the year’s end, Clippers were routinely flying across the Pacific. Clipper passengers looked down
at the sea from large windows and enjoyed the comforts of dressing rooms, a dining salon that could be turned into a lounge
and a bridal suite. The Clipper's 74 seats converted into 40 bunks for overnight travelers. Four-star hotels catered gourmet
meals served from its galley.
One, if not the most famous of the Clippers was named Dixie, NC-18605 which inaugurated
trans-Atlantic passenger service, on 29-Jun-1939 from Port Washington, New York, then to Horta, Lisbon, and Marseilles. She
was purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1942, but continued to be operated by Pan Am. On January 14, 1943, President Roosevelt was
flown to the Casablanca Conference, to meet with Churchill and Stalin during the height of WW II, thus becoming the first
in-office president to fly, and the 314 Dixie Clipper the first presidential airplane. President Roosevelt celebrated his
birthday in the flying boat's dining room.After the War she was sold to World Airways and later scrapped in 1950.
SPECIFICATIONS appear on stand's plaque:
Engines: Four (4) 1,600 hp (1,192 kW) Wright R-2600 Twin Cyclone (1,192 kw), 14
cylinder, air-cooled, radial engines.
Wing Span: 152 ft. (46.33 m.)
Length: 106 ft (32.31 m.)
Max T.O. Weight: 84,000
lb. (38,102 kg.)
Max level speed: 199 mph (320 km/h)
Cruising speed: 184 mph (296 km/h)
Range: 5,200 miles (8369
First flight: June 7, 1938
Ceiling: 19,600 feet
Accommodation: 10 crew, 74 passengers
UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned within
five days of receipt in its original packaging if without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only
a prior email authorization from us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer within the continental
United States if an error is due to our fault.
International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied
customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nova
Scotia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa,
Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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