VC-118 LIFTMASTER THE INDEPENDENCE
Hobby Master 1:200 Airliners Series Diecast Model
Douglas VC-118 Liftmaster (DC-6) – “Independence” (the aircraft used by U.S. President Harry S. Truman), late 1940s
1:200 Scale. Length: 6.25". Wingspan: 7"
The 29th production Douglas DC-6 commercial airliner was modified to serve as the aircraft for the President of the United States. Designated VC-118, the aircraft was officially commissioned on July 4, 1947 and named “Independence” in honor of President Harry S. Truman’s home town of Independence, MO. The rear section became a stateroom while the main cabin could seat 24 passengers or be converted into 12 sleeper berths. In May 1953, after nearly six years of White House service, "Independence" was retired as the Presidential aircraft and subsequently served several Air Force organizations as a VIP transport. In 1965 it was sent to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, where it is on display.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a VC-118 Liftmaster features:
- historically accurate printed markings
- Rotatable propellers
- Optional extended landing gear
- Display stand
- Box with VC-118 Liftmaster artwork