Tootsietoy DC4 Super Mainliner Aeroplane

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This is the Tootsietoy DC4 Super Mainliner Aeroplane issued in 1941 in silver. A close inspection reveals it is an over-painted DC4 Transport aeroplne, originally done in green and brown camouflage.

It is a two piece casting with all detail such as window spaces, body trim, wing flaps and tail flaps cast into the metal. Separate tin 3 blade propellers are attached to the front of the wing engines with a pointed pin that passes through the propeller and into the engines cast on the lower body casting. There is no glazing on the model.

On the under-side the model carries the legend "Made in U.S.A. Navion" cast on a single line under the rear stabiliser wings. Along the underside of the fuselage is "Super Mainliner - Another Tootsietoy".  On the top of the left wing is a cast "UNITED" and on the right wing a cast "NC20100". The wheels are cast metal with stub axles that pass through the two struts cast on the wings and they are pinch clamped in position.

This item was first released in 1941.

Item: 3378