This Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Olive) Army Air Corps aircraft model is in 1:72 scale. This spectacular model has a wingspan of 16" and is 11" in length. The C-47 Skytrain is a military transport based and developed from the DC-3 and was used extensively in world War II. It was manufactured by Douglas Aircraft Company.
The C-47 has proven itself for the success of many Allied campaigns, including Guadalcanal, New Guinea and Burma with its ability to counter the mobility of the light-traveling Japanese army. The C-47s were also used to airlift supplies to the embattled American forces during the Battle of Bastogne. The C-47 became notable for flying The Hump from India into China. From 1946 to 1947, the C-47s saw service with the USAF Strategic Air Command. The C-47 was also used by the Americans during the initial stages of the Berlin Airlift and subsequently, it was replaced by the C-54. The C-47 also played various roles including the AC-47 gunships and the EC-47 for counterintelligence during the Vietnam War. The C-47 was also acquired by the Royal Canadian Air Force for search and rescue operations in 1940-1950. The C-47A is a variant of the C-47 with a 24-volt electrical system and there were 5,254 C-47As built.
The primary users of the C-47 are the U.S. Army Air Force, U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!