Hunting Clan : 1/50th DC-6A Model
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This super 1/50th scale model of a Hunting-Clan DC-6A appeared on ebay. It must have been for a company office or central travel agency. It was all aluminium with a 27 1/2 inches (700mm) wingspan and a fuselage length of 23 1/2 inches (600mm).
The bidding for the model went a tad too high, but I managed to snaffle the images below. Its been a tough life for this model, but due to her metal build she survives some 50+ years later.
Hunting only ordered two DC-6A's from the Douglas Aircraft Corporation, and G-ANOO was destined to be a registration used, but this model may have been from the time the order was placed or maybe just before.
Hunting had started their Europe to Africa cargo operations in 1955 with Avro York aircraft operating the service; it would be known as the Africargo Service
Hunting-Clan were able to order two new DC-6A Lift-Master aircraft on the strength of the returns from the route. These were ordered in late March 1957 at a total cost of £1.2 million, with delivery in August and September 1958. The DC-6A had a 29,000lb cargo capacity which suited the needs of the route and they would replace the Avro Yorks.
Douglas DC6A Serial Operated between Notes
G-APNO 45531 09/1958...07/1960 period with Northern Aircraft Op Co Ltd. transferred to BUA on formation
G-APNP 45532 08/1958...07/1960 originally registered to Clanair, transferred to BUA on formation
Both these aircraft would transfer into BUA at the merger of Airwork and Hunting in July 1960.
Below are a few more images of this super model.