Pan Am B-314 Dixie Clipper Model Scale:1/100
The B-314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing between 1938 and 1941. It has a wingspan of 18.5 inches and a length of 12.15 inches. The B-314 design used the massive wing of Boeing�s earlier XB-15 bomber prototype, and was considered one of the largest aircraft of the time. The massive wing design helped to achieve the range necessary for flights across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 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.