Hobby Master Airliner Series HL5003
Douglas VC-118 Liftmaster Diecast Model
USAF, "The Independence", 1940s
By 1947 the existing U.S. Presidential VC-54C "Sacred Cow" aircraft needed replacing. The USAAF ordered the 29th production DC-6 with modifications to meet the Presidential needs. The rear section became a stateroom while the main cabin could seat 24 passengers or 12 "sleeper" berths. The VC-118 was officially commissioned on July 4, 1947 and named Independence in honor of President Truman's home town. In May 1953 the Independence was retired as the Presidential aircraft and in 1965 was put in a museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
1:200 Scale Length 6.25" Width 7"