The C-97 was designed in the late 1940's and served primarily as a transport aircraft for the U.S. Air Transport Service for almost 30 years. During this time the venerable C-97 filled many other specialized roles and carried many marking schemes but few rival the distinctive MATS color and marking scheme showing Atlantic or Pacific divisions of the U.S. Air Force. Minicraft Models 1/144 scale C-97 represents MATS aircraft from the early1950s to the late 1960s.
2 Marking Options, USAF C-97A, MATS Early 1950's, USAF C-97G Pennsylvania ANG, England, 1967. Recessed Panel lines, Cartograf decals