WOW059 – C47 Skytrain

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WOW59 The C-47 Skytrain was a derivative of the DC-3 which had been extremely successful as a pre-war civilian airliner, Plying its trade across the continental USA the DC-3 was the first airliner to be able to make money purely by transporting passengers alone. When WW2 broke out the DC-3 was adapted for military use with a rear cargo door fitted and a strengthened floor amongst other adaptations. More than 10,000 were built during and after WW2 and some are still in use today in various guises, a testament to the outstanding design by Douglas of what is now an iconic aircraft. Our 1/32 scale version ‘Buzz Buggy’ was used by the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier Group, which operated from RAF Membury for the D-Day operation. They dropped the 101st on D-Day and were also utilised for Operation Dragoon, the invasion of Southern France in 1944.

This model has a slight ‘imperfection’ on the top of the wing which is hardly noticeable so we have marked the price down to reflect this accordingly.