Douglas VC-54 Sacred CowItem Number: 1714
Douglas VC-54 Sacred Cow airplane model. The Douglas VC-54C Skymaster is the first aircraft purpose-built to fly the President of the United States. Carrying the staff transport “VC” designation, the aircraft was officially named The Flying White House. However, the aircraft became better known by its unofficial nickname, Sacred Cow, a reference to the high security surrounding the aircraft and its special status.
After World War II, the C-54 continued to serve as the primary airlifter of the new United States Air Force.
Mahogany wood. Wingspan 19 1/2 inches, Length 15 3/4 inches.