KC-97G Stratofreighter wooden airplane model
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KC-97 Stratofreighter

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Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter USAF airplane model. Experience the beauty of flight with this exquisite hand-carved and painted KC-97 Stratofreighter model! Delight your guests with this conversation starter and let them marvel at its intricate details and craftsmanship. Soar into your home with this unique centerpiece!

The C-97 was the AAF cargo/transport version of the B-29. Between 1943 and 1950, 74 Stratofreighters were ordered, the first flight occurred on Nov. 15, 1944. A tanker version (KC-97) was introduced in 1950 using the "flying boom" refueling system and all subsequent USAF contracts for C-97s were for tankers. In all, 890 aircraft were ordered, 74 C-97s and 816 KC-97s. After 1956 USAF KC-97s were gradually replaced by KC-135 jet tankers, but some were modified for continued use in other roles. In 1964, selected aircraft were returned to a tanker configuration (KC-97L) primarily for the Air National Guard. Two jet engines were added to increase speed and altitude, making the tankers more compatible with high performance jet aircraft. Although the last USAF C/KC-97 was retired in 1973, examples remained in use with the AF Reserve and ANG as tankers or air-sea search and rescue aircraft.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/100. Wingspan 16 3/4 inches, Length 14 1/8 inches.

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John A. Brenner
KC 97 Stratoliner

My wife's father was a flight engineer one one of these, and I bought her this for a Christmas gift. She was extremely overcome with the memory of her father, and how detailed this model is. Quality could not be any higher. Thank you for your "top of the line" product. She displays it very proudly on her desk in the engineering form where she is employed.