Model Airplanes – This C-54 Skymaster is a scale model of the original Douglas USAF Skymaster aircraft. The C-54 Skymaster Model Airplane is crafted from Philippine mahogany wood and is an impressive aviation gift. The model aircraft arrives fully assembled and includes a display stand with the U.S. Air Force logo embedded in the wood base.
The C-54 Skymaster aircraft has a rich aviation history. The aircraft is a 4-engine transport plane that was first flown in 1942 and retired in 1975. Ultimately 1,170 Skymasters were manufactured. It was the key transport plane used in WWII and the Korean wars. It was also the first aircraft to carry a U.S. president and given the designation of Air Force One. The C-54 was also one of the primary aircraft used in the Berlin airlift in 1948 and 1948.