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Our American Export Airlines VS-44A Airplane is a replica scale model of the original aircraft manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Flying boats were popular for transatlantic flight mainly because the airlines had easy docking facilities and did not need be concerned about building a runway. The VS-44A had a range of 4,000 miles and could seat 40 plus passengers. Only three aircraft were built along with two prototypes. The aircraft was introduced in 1942 and it was retired in 1968.
The Sikorsky VS-44 is an authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft has been faithfully reproduced with kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. Each model is meticulously carved, hand sanded and painted following exact blueprint details of the original aircraft. The result is a handsome, wood airplane sculpture to be admired and enjoyed. It also arrives with an attractive wood base for display.
Ordering from Tailwinds is easy. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal orders with confirmed addresses.
Most in-stock items that are ordered with ground service are usually shipped within 2-business days of receipt of your order unless otherwise noted in the product description. We ship via FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service. You can expect to receive your order within 3-8 business days. The shipping costs for Alaska, Hawaii, APO and FPO addresses and outside the US may be more depending on what is ordered and how we ship. We will contact you via e-mail if shipping costs are higher. Your exact shipping charges will show up during the order process.
Tailwinds has fair and easy return and exchange policies. If a return or exchange is requested you can just email or call for a Return Authorization (RA) number. All returned or exchanged merchandise must be in new and unused condition and returned to Tailwinds within 30 days of delivery.
Remember, you can always call 800-TAILWINDS
(800-824-5946) with any questions.