Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Japan - Yonezawa Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

Douglas' C-124 Globemaster II was a heavy-lift cargo aircraft  developed from their earlier work on the C-74 Globemaster. Nicknamed 'Old Shaky", it served with the Air Force's Military Transport Service (Mats) from 1950 until MATS was re-designated as the Military Airlift Command (MAC) in 1966, and on until 1970 when the last Globemaster's were transferred to he Air National Guard. Globemaster II's initially were assigned to the Strategic Air Command hauling nukes until becoming the prime mover for MATS.

Here's a terrific little tin-litho aircraft from Yonezawa. This one is lettered USAF Military Air Transport Service (MATS) "Continental Division", Tail No. D117. It measures 9"L (22.86cm) x 10 1/4" (26.03cm) wingspan x 3 1/2" (8.89cm) H. The prototype aircraft was equipped with tricycle landing gear with the fuselage mounted gear forward of the wings not behind the wings as on the toy. As is common with toy planes of this era, the wings separate from the fuselage for packaging in a smaller box. It is equipped with a friction motor, that when the plane is pushed forward, causes the propellers to spin. My sample is a tad worse for wear but displays well enough as you can see in the photos.  Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Photo Courtesy Wikipedia

Getting some mileage from that new runway shelf display

I now have several modular hangar backgrounds to use for photography / display

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