This aircraft model provides a nostalgic look back at the golden age of luxury air travel, when unprecedented opulence was available to those who could afford the hefty price tag of a round trip ticket - up to $2,000 in today's currency. Transatlantic and transpacific passengers enjoyed well-appointed dressing rooms, lavish sleeping berths and even savored elegant four star catered meals in formal dining salons, as they traversed the pond or chased the sunset to far off lands. The super-sized Model 314 passenger plane, or "flying boat" as it was known, was developed through a partnership between Boeing and Pan American World Airways in the late 1930s. It was the largest commercial plane of its time, featuring a wingspan of 152 feet and a cabin large enough to accommodate 74 passengers in the most posh surroundings. This four engine behemoth was boarded by ship's tender or dock, adding to the grandeur of the privileged experience.
This industrial miniature replica faithfully captures the details of this extraordinary aircraft. Polished metallic fabric is stretched across the frames of both the wing and fuselage, and adorned with Pan Am colors. Meticulous care has been given to recreate this magnificent plane's quad-engines and props, Dornier-style sponsons and majestic three finned tail. Transparent portholes allow you to glimpse the finery within. This airplane reproduction is a great conversation piece or gift for the aviation enthusiast.
- Incredibly detailed engines and propellers
- Silk fabric stretched over lightweight airplane frame
- Plaque with actual plane specifics
- Includes metal stand
- Colors: Polished Silver
- Materials: Flat & Corrugated Metal
- Usually ships in 1-2 days
|Style||Aviation, Industrial, Vintage|
|Dimensions||22.6 x 31.5 x 5.5|
|Product Availability||Available for order|