Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Douglas C-47D Skytrain – “Jiminy Cricket”, Lt. G.B. Quisenberry, 36th Troop Carrier Squadron, 316th TCG, USAAF, Enfidaville, Tunisia, July 1943
1:144 Scale. Length: 5.25”. Wingspan: 8”
Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide
"Jiminy Cricket" is depicted as it flew for the Sicily operation in improvised night camouflage. It was one of the original 52 C-47s that deployed to Egypt with the 316th TCG in December 1942.Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
The C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) was a military transport aircraft developed from the Douglas DC-3 civilian airliner. It was used by the U.S. and its Allies during World War II in a variety of roles including airlifting supplies, casualty evacuation, glider towing and, perhaps most famously, dropping U.S. and Allied paratroopers into combat. The C-47 differed from the DC-3 in numerous modifications which included; a large cargo door, a reinforced floor and upgraded landing gear. In the supply role it could carry up to 6,000 pounds of equipment. As a paratroop aircraft it was equipped with folding benches for 27 armed troops. After World War II thousands of surplus C-47s were converted for use by civilian airlines and private owners. Douglas Aircraft built more than 10,000 C-47s in numerous variants.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a C-47 Skytrain features:
Category: Corgi 1:144 Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14