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C-47 Skytrain Model, USAAF, 439th TCG, 50th TCW - Corgi AA38207


C-47 Skytrain Model, USAAF, 439th TCG, 50th TCW - Corgi AA38207 - click to enlarge
C-47 Skytrain Model, USAAF, 439th TCG, 50th TCW - Corgi AA38207 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA38207
$139.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Douglas C-47 Skytrain - '42-100646', 439th Troop Carrier Group, 50th Troop Carrier Wing, USAAF, RAF Upottery airfield, Devon, England, June 1944

70th Anniversary of D-Day

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.6.  Wingspan: 15.75



Limited Edition of 1600 Models Worldwide


On the evening of June 5, 1944 thousands of men across Great Britain waited in anticipation for the action that was to come. While some of these soldiers embarked upon ships in the channel many were to land in occupied France by parachute, the vast majority jumping from C-47s. This particular C-47 was the transport aircraft for the leader of 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, Richard 'Dick' Winters. The star in the film series "Band of Brothers", Winters was an inspirational leader to his men during D-Day operations and their advance through occupied Europe. The Douglas C-47 Skytrain carried thousands of troops throughout Operation Overlord.

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 from diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a C-47 Skytrain features:

  • Crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card



  • Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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