American Sikorsky S-42 Pan Am 1/72 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built KS42PAT. This 1/72 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a length of 11.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
The S-42 was a commercial flying boat designed and built by Sikorsky Aircraft. The S-42 was designed during the 1930s for Pan Am Airlines; they were looking for a long-range transatlantic flying boat. The S-42 design was based on the earlier Sikorsky S-40; the new design provided for an increased lifting capacity to carry enough fuel for a 2,500 mi nonstop flight against a 30 mph wind. A total of 10 S-42s were built, and they only flew with Pan Am.
This specific model is painted in the Pan Am paint scheme. Pan American World Airways was founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West FL and Havana, Cuba. The airline has become a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.