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C - 47 Dakota Grey / White Model Airplane

C - 47  Dakota  Grey / White Model Airplane - click to enlarge
Item# AM212-AR
$150.00
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Product Description

The C-47 "Skytrain" military transport, built by Douglas, was adapted from the DC-3 commercial airliner which appeared in 1936. The first C-47's were ordered in 1940 and by the end of World War II, 10,926 had been built. They carried personnel and cargo, and in a combat role, towed troop-carrying gliders and dropped paratroops into enemy territory.

After World War II, many C-47's remained in USAF service, participating in the Berlin Airlift and other peacetime activities. During the Korean Conflict, C-47's hauled supplies, dropped paratroops, evacuated wounded and dropped flares for night bombing attacks. In Vietnam, the C-47 served again as a transport, but it was also used in a variety of other ways which included flying ground attack (gunship) , reconnaissance, and psychological warfare missions.

Source and Link: U.S.A.F. Museum.

Handcrafted wooden airplane model with desk stand.
(Scale: 1/51.5, Length: 15", Wing Span: 21.5") AM.
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About this Handcrafted Wooden Model Aircraft:
This beautiful handmade airplane model is an authentic replica made from the finest grade of select kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. The model is made entirely by hand: From the handcarving of the aircraft fuselage, to the sanding of the aircraft's contours. Every part is assembled precisely into place. After shaping and sanding, the model passes through several stages of priming and sanding before it is hand painted to duplicate the actual colors, emblems, and insignias of the original historical aircraft. Finally, multiple coats of clear lacquer are applied to protect the artwork and provide an overall glossy finish.


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