The B-247 was capable of crossing the United States from east to west eight hours faster than its predecessors, such as the Ford Trimotor and Curtiss Condor. For the first time airline passengers could fly across the country without changing planes or stopping overnight. Unfortunately, air carriers considered its limited capacity a drawback since it only carried 10 passengers; compared to the competition, the passenger count was too few to make it a commercially viable airliner. The 247 remained in airline service until World War II, when several were converted into C-73 transports and trainers. This specific model is painted in the United Airlines paint scheme. United is a major US airline and the world's largest airline in terms of number of destinations.
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!