This pre-sale model is. Which has a production period of 1 month. If not, since we have our own factory, we can make one for you in a month. This magnificent and Museum-Quality crafted. WOOD MODEL is finely handmade from kiln-dried Wood Mahogany and skillfully hand-painted by gifted artists. It is 7.50″ in Length, with 11.00″ Wingspan, weighing 0.44 pounds, and a package weight of about 2.20 pounds. The picture shown in this listing is part of a set of photos we are using as reference for the production of the models. Each model comes with a wooden stand. Direct from our highly gifted Craftsmen & Artists, Each model is Individually Sculptured and Painted by hand, Not Mass-produced and there is No Reserve! We have been doing business WORLDWIDE for more that 8 years. Csm 04-16-08/pic 11-26-10 jlc. The RB-1 Conestoga was a twin-engine, stainless steel. Designed during World War II. By the Budd Company. Although it did not see wartime service, it incorporated many innovations found in later military cargo aircraft. World War II created a great demand for military transport planes in the United States. Because of initial fears of a shortage of aluminum. Military explored the use of other materials for aircraft construction. Budd, the developer of the shotweld. To develop a new twin-engine transport plane. The Navy accepted the proposal for the new stainless steel aircraft, and placed an order for 200, to be designated RB-1. The Army followed with an order for 600, designated C-93. The Conestoga was a twin-engine high-wing monoplane. With tricycle landing gear. The elevated flight deck was contained in a distinctive, almost spherical nose section. Its two 1,200 hp Pratt & Whitney. R-1830-92 air cooled 14-cylinder, twin-row, radial engines. Drove three-bladed Hamilton Standard. Hydromatic constant-speed, full-feathering propellers. And powered a 24-volt electrical system. The RB-1 first flew on October 31. During testing the prototype crashed, and the testing pilot reported that the stainless steel construction of the plane contributed to saving his life. The RB-1 had poor flying characteristics and there were construction delays due to cost overruns and problems with stainless steel fabrication. Aluminum production had become more plentiful by this time in the war, and other more conventional cargo planes such as the Curtiss-Wright. Were being produced in large numbers. This caused the Army to cancel its order and the Navy to reduce its order from 200 to 25, of which 17 were delivered in March 1944. These RB-1s never entered squadron service with the Navy, but a few were issued to Naval Air Stations. In 1945, the extant RB-1s had been transferred to the War Assets Administration. The new company, founded by members of the AVG. The company changed its name to Flying Tiger. To transport its demonstration car to auto shows around the U. The RB-1 was radical for its day, introducing many of the features now standard in military transports. The flight deck could accommodate three crew members, pilot. And copilot side-by-side, the navigator. Stairs connected the flight deck to the cargo area, which was 25 feet long with an unobstructed cross-section of 8 x 8 feet (2.4m) throughout its length. Cargo loading and unloading could be accomplished in two ways: through 40 x 60 inch (102 x 152 cm) doors on both sides of the fuselage. Or by an electrically operated 10 x 8 foot (3.0 x 2.4 m) ramp at the aft end of the cargo area under the upswept tail. The loading ramp, accessed by manually operated clam-shell doors, along with the tricycle landing gear, meant cargo could be loaded/unloaded at truck-bed height. A manually-operated two-ton (907 kg) hoist for unloading trucks and a one-ton winch for pulling cargo up the ramp were also provided in the cargo area. The aircraft could accommodate. 24 stretchers and 16 sitting wounded, or. 9,600 pounds of cargo, or. A 1-1/2 ton truck, or. The largest ambulance in use by the U. Wing Span: 100 feet (30.48 meters). Length: 68 feet (20.73 meters). Height: 31 feet 9 inches (9.68 meters). Wing Area: 1,400 square feet (130.06 square meters). Empty Weight: 20,156 pounds (9,143 kg). Gross Weight: 33,860 pounds (15,359 kg). Fuel Capacity 994 U. Gallons (3,763 liters). Maximum Speed: 197 mph at 7,500 feet (317 km/h at 2,286 meters). Cruising Speed: 165 mph (265.5 km/h). Maximum cruising range: 1,620 miles (2,607 km). This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Desk & Shelf Models”. The seller is “myasianart” and is located in this country: PH. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Transportation Type: Aviation
- Product Type: Models
- Exact Transportation: Airplanes