The DC-7 is an American transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958, and was the last major piston engine powered transport made by Douglas. The early DC-7s were only purchased by U.S. carriers; European carriers could not take advantage of the small range increase in the early DC-7. To meet the European demand, Douglas released an extended-range variant, the DC-7C (Seven Seas) in 1956. This specific DC-7 model is the DC-7C. This specific model is painted in the Pan Am paint scheme. Pan American World Airways was founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West FL and Havana, Cuba. The airline has become a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!