Hobby Master Airliner Series HL4004
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter Diecast Model
USAF MATS, #48-0399
The Military Air Transport Service (MATS) was a major command of the United States Air Force from 1948–1965. Established on 1 June 1948 by the Department of Defense, MATS was a consolidation of the United States Navy Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) and the United States Air Force Air Transport Command (ATC) into a single, joint, unified command. Its mission was to provide an air transportation system for military personnel and equipment between United States military bases worldwide. One of the aircraft MATS used was the C-97 Stratofreighter. Boeing identified the military C-97 as the Boeing Model 367. The first production C-97A was delivered in late 1949. The initial military order was for 27 C-97A and increased to 50. C-97 48-399 S/N 16011 was the third aircraft produced in the first batch of 27.
1:200 Scale Length 6.5" Width 8.5"