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    Cast Aluminum Model of Harry Truman's Presidential Plane, The Independence. On July 4, 1947, The Independence replaced FDR's Sacred Cow as the official aircraft of the President of the United States. Named for President Truman's hometown of Independence, MO, it bore a unique paint job, designed to look like a fierce eagle in flight, complete with a beak, tail feathers, and cockpit windows where the eagle's eyes would be. The DC-6 would serve Truman until 1953, when Eisenhower took office and commissioned his own Presidential aircraft. This handsome cast aluminum replica of The Independence features the rakish eagle paint job, as well as Air Force insignias, and Douglas Aircraft logos on the tail. Measures 23.5 inches from nose to tail, and 28 inches from wingtip to wingtip. Accompanied by the original wooden stand. The plane and stand are in very good condition; plane shows occasional small chips and scrapes of paint. Serial number 1129 engraved in body of plane. An impressive compliment to any presidential or aviation collection!

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    March, 2008
    25th Tuesday
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