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Object ID 1999.059
Object Name Model, Aircraft
Title Bellanca 66-70 Aircruiser
Collection Models
Credit line Commissioned by the Delaware Historical Society
Date 1999
Made Richard A. Baldwin
Description Large, 1/5 scale, model of a Bellanca 66-70 Aircruiser airplane of the type first built in 1935. The model is a combination mono/biplane in yellow and green with a monoplane wing that is braced by a wide, V-shaped lift strut that stands in for the second wing of a biplane on the inside section. Landing wheels with spats attach at the bottom of the V-joint. The hub is silver with a three-bladed propeller and dual exhausts below it. The cabin has five porthole windows. The call letters "CF-AWR" are painted on the top edge of the wings in green against a yellow background and also near the tail wing in yellow. The side of the cabin is painted with yellow lettering " Eldorado Radium Silver Express / Operated By / Mackenzie Air Service Co. / Edmonton, Alta."

Dimensions H-23 W-138 L-89.5 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest dimensions
Provenance The Delaware Historical Society specially commissioned this model from model builder, Richard A. Baldwin of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1998 for display in the Society's "Distinctively Delaware" exhibit gallery.
Subjects Airplanes
Airplane industry
Model airplanes
Search Terms Airplanes
Bellanca Airfield
New Castle
66-70 Aircruiser Airplanes
Twentieth Century
Material Balsa wood; canvas; wire
Place of Origin Albuquerque, NM