VC-118 "The Independence" used as President Truman's personal aircraft. Repaint is based on the aircraft at the National Museum Of The United States Air Force in Dayton Ohio. Aircraft was retired for display at the museum in 1965, and during 1977-1978, museum personnel restored it to its present day form. Actual aircraft does not have the football looking aerials. Another feature that is missing is the navigator dome. The JBK model does have it but not a modeled air stairs which I prefer more, just a matter of taste here.
Repaint "Is Not" on a correct model, used a DC6 to simulate a Canadair C-5. Noise problems associated with the engine installation on the Canadair North Star led to the development of another variant of the Douglas C-54 / DC-4 aircraft. The C-5 was the final derivative of the North Star and reverted to the radial piston engines as found on the Douglas original design, Canadair selected Pratt and Whitney Double Wasp R-2800 engines. The first and only C-5 was delivered to the RCAF in 1950 and it entered service with 412 Transport Squadron in Uplands, Ottawa. In RCAF service, the aircraft was specially outfitted for the transportation of VIP passengers. It was then used to transport the Canadian Prime Minister, the Queen and numerous other dignitaries on various high profile missions. It served faithfully for 17 years before being retired and sold in the United States. aircraft specifications CDN Reg: US/NATO Reg.: DC-4/6 Manufacturer: Canadair Aircraft Ltd. Crew / Passengers: crew of seven with provisions for 27 passengers Power Plant(s): four 2,100 hp Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp R-2800-CA15 radial piston engines Performance: Max Speed: 320 mph (568 km/h) Cruising Speed: 303 mph ( 486 km/h) Service Ceiling: 26,200 ft (6,220 m) Weights: Empty: 49,475 lb ( 22,441 kg) Gross: 86,000 lb ( 39,009 kg) Dimensions: Span: 117 ft 6 in ( 35.81 m) Length: 93 ft 5 in ( 28.47 m) Height: 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m) Wing Area: 1,462 sq ft (135.82 sq m) Armament: None
B-47E Alphasim model, original re-paint. WB-47B, In 1956, a single B-47B (WB-47B-0-12115) was converted into a WB-47B weather reconnaissance aircraft and operated by the Military Air Transportation Service (MATS), making it one of the few B-47s that wasn't operated by SAC. This aircraft remained in service with the Air Weather Service of the Military Airlift Command (MAC) until the mid-1960s.
C-124 Jens B Kristensen model.
C-133B Tim Conrad model.
RB-50F and TB-50H, Tom Kohler model.
KC-135A USAF 5321 circa late 50's early 60's. Wright Air Development Center, Air Research & Development Command, USAF Serial: 53121 (55-3121). Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 1959. KC-135A 55-3121 is perhaps the most historically significant airframe in the entire C-135 family. She was the first KC-135A handed directly to the USAF from Boeing's assembly line, rather than being retained for company testing. She is shown here as she appeared early in her career as a testbed with the ARDC's Wright Air Development Center in the late 1950s. At this time her duties included Arctic and desert testing, adverse weather testing, and she was used as an icing test spray aircraft. The color scheme is fairly standard for the late 1950s, with fluorescent red-orange (faded by the sun to a more orange color) and a fashionable white crown over the cockpit area.