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Douglas DC3 | 1:32 Model

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The legendary Douglas DC-3 is one of the most important aircraft in aviation history. This superb 1:32 scale model is 61cm long with a wingspan of more than 90cm, and every detail of the original faithfully recreated.

Each pack comes complete with all your parts and detailed instructions for every stage of the build. The beautifully illustrated magazine also tells you the story of the DC-3

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From its first flight in 1935, this revolutionary twin-engined plane flew further and faster than ever before, opening new frontiers in the air and embodying the very latest in modern flying technology.

Embark on an amazing modelling experience with the fabulous reproduction in 1:32 reproduction of the Douglas DC-3. Every fascinating detail on this iconic aircraft is faithfully recreated, such as the DC-3's powerful engines, which combine laser-cut plywood, die-cast metal and photo-etched components. The realistic working landing gear recreates the thrill of taking off or landing in a Douglas DC-3. Sections including the top of the passenger cabin and the cockpit are held in place by magnetic closures and can be removed for closer inspection. Pan American World Airways decals are provided with your parts to recreate the livery of a classic Pan Am DC-3.

In each pack, you will discover the fascinating history of the Douglas DC-3, from the creation of the plane in the civil aviation boom of the 1930s, through its valiant war service and the glory days of air travel in the 1950s and '60s. You'll find a wealth of information about the career of this remarkable aircraft, which, 80 years after its first flight, is still being flown by many countries around the world.

Even as a model-making novice, you can assemble this unique 1:32 scale model with clear step-by-step instructions we provide to show you how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your Douglas DC-3 together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.

Your Modelling Experience

  1. Each shipment includes high-quality laser-cut plywood and die-cast metal components with working parts including the landing gear, doors and ailerons
  2. Free delivery to UK and Ireland
  3. You can select from our 24 months pay-as-you-build option at £29.99 per month, 12 months pay-as-you-build option at £59.99 per month or Full Kit at £649. Find out more information about the 24 months pay-as-you-build delivery schedule
  4. Each shipment includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for you to be able to build this remarkable model, from cockpit, with all its accessories, to the landing gear
  5. Free gift - Your 125mm riveting tool with toothed wheel for engraving rivets, the perfect fit for 1:32 scale, in your 2nd pack
  6. No commitment, No obligation - You are free to cancel at any time


Panam Logo 
Produced under licence. PAN AM logos are trademarks of Pan American World Airways, Inc.

Boeing Logo 
Produced under license. Boeing, Douglas, DC-3 and the distinctive Boeing logos, product markings and trade dress are trademarks of The Boeing Company.

Free Gifts

  • Riveting ToolRiveting tool kit - Free with your 2nd delivery.The riveting tool has a total length of 125 mm. It includes a toothed wheel to allow engraving rivets by making it roll on the surface. The diameter of this wheel is 11.75 mm and the distance between every tooth and the next one is 1 mm; this translates in a correct line of rivets for 1/32 aircraft.
 

Key Features of the Douglas DC-3

Year of manufacture
The DC-3 was produced in a long series of variants in the course of the 1930s and 1940s.  

Performance
The propeller-driven Douglas DC-3 had a cruising speed of  207 mph (333km/h) and a range of 1,500 miles (2,400km)

Engines DC3-A Version
2 Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp R-1830-S1C3G radial engines 14 cylinders, air-cooled 

Design
Designer Arthur E.Raymond (1899-1999), who helped to create the DC-3, became Chief Engineer, then Vide-President of the Douglas aircraft company. He later collaboarted with NAS on the de sing of the Gemini and Apollo missions 

Authentic interior
Cutaway sections reveal the authentic interior detailing, such as the seating in the passenger cabin and the cockpit

Pan American World Airways
Decals provided with your parts recreate the livery of a classic Pan Am DC-3

Model Details

Laser-cut plywood, die-cast metal and photo-etched component | Working parts include the landing gear, doors and ailerons | High-quality material | Officially Licensed through Boeing

Overall Dimensions

Length: 610mm   |     Wingspan: 900mm    |   Scale: 1:32

Clear step-by-step instructions show how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your Spitfire together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.

Through your building experience, you will have help from our experts with the easy-to-follow step-by-step assembly guide. You can also watch our Official Video Build Diary on Youtube or take a look also at our exclusive DC-3 Forum and discuss with fellow modellers.
Even as a model-making novice, you can build this unique 1:32 scale model together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go. 

Build & Drive the DC-3
Build Diary, Pack 1, Stage 1
Build Diary, Pack 1, Stage 2
Build Diary, Pack 1, Stage 3
Build Diary, Pack 1, Stage 4

Your Build consists of 12 Packs. CLICK HERE for more details.


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Douglas DC3 | 1:32 Model
  • 2017-01-24 14:18:58
    I have finished building the DC3 and can confirm it is a highly detailed, well constructed kit. The parts supplied are made from numerous materials, plywood, plastic sheet, die cast metal, thin sheet metal and even flocking material to add the carpets. Details include seats with moving backs, detailed flight deck, a galley to the rear, curtains and two removable sections (nose and passenger cabin roof) so the detail can be seen. The build instructions are easy to follow, with clear pictures added to aid the builder and plenty of willing helpers on the forum for the less experienced builder. Well done Deagostini for bringing this iconic plane to there great collection of models. delboy271155

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The first pack of your order / complete kit will be delivered to you FREE of charge within approximately 5 working days from the date your order has been confirmed. If you don’t like your first pack/complete kit, you can return within 14 working days of receiving the first delivery from us with any seals and shrink-wrap intact. Please contact us to find out our return address and how to send your first pack back to us for a refund

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We believe that you will be 100% satisfied with your scale model but in some cases, you might need to cancel your subscription. There is no commitment and so no obligation to continue your subscription. If you wish to cancel your subscription at any time after the 14 working days following receipt of your first pack, you are free to do so at any time. However, we would advise that you provide us with 28 days notice of cancellation as otherwise pack/s may already be on their way to you and we will be unable to prevent the delivery. Please let us know by contacting us for cancellation of your subscription.

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