B-377 Stratocruiser United
Item Number: KB377UAT
MSRP Price: $169.95
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Scale: 1/100 scale model
Wing Span: 16.5
The Boeing 377, or Stratocruiser, was a large long-range airliner built after World War II. It was developed from the C-97 Stratofreighter, which a military derivative of the B-29 Superfortress and used for troop transport. The B377 was released in the late 1940s; it was powered by four piston engines, had a pressurized cabin, which was a relatively new feature to transport aircraft at the time, and two decks. Using the B377, airlines were able to make transoceanic flights easier and faster, which enabled easier international travel to places such as Hawaii. Despite this, the Stratocruiser was considerably more expensive to buy and operate than the competing Douglas DC-6 and Lockheed Constellation. As a result, only 55 Stratocruisers were built for airlines.
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 painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.