Douglas DC-4 Western Airlines 3D model
This model is a very detailed medium to high polygon model of the DC-4. It is built fully textured and near to scale. It includes a lot of exterior detail. In addition this model has several animateable features including animateable propellers, flaps, elevators, rudder, ailerons, landing gear and landing gear doors. This model also come with all the textures and materials as shown here and is available in several formats for immediate downloading here.
The DC-4 entered service with Eastern and Untied pre-WWII in 1939. However they proved to be complicated to maintain and not efficient enough for commercial service. Eastern and United requested a different aircraft be developed that was simpler and smaller than the DC-4 then in service. However the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the US into WWII. The production of DC-4s was turned over to the military and 1100 C-54s and R5Ds were produced during the war. Another 79 DC-4s were produced for the airlines after the war while many C-54s and R5Ds were returned to civilian commercial use. These aircraft carried about 40 to 80 passengers and had a crusing speed of 227 mph. It had a range of 4250 miles and a service ceiling of 22300 feet. There remain DC-4s in service as of 2014.