Californian Transocean Air Lines (TAL) operated from 1946 until 1960. The B-377 had military roots, being a development of the C-97 Stratofreighter and B-29 Superfortress. Built in 1949, then re-registered as N403Q in 1959, this luxury airliner featured pressurisation, and two passenger decks joined by a spiral staircase. On long flights the 377 could accommodate 28 upper and lower bunk units, earning it the name the "flying hotel". This is a classic post-war aircraft with equally classic 50's/60's style. Model has spinning props, rolling wheels, and landing gear can be displayed up or down. Gotta love the colour scheme!! Approx. 16.5cm x 21.5cm (6.5" x 8.5"). Comes with a display stand.