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C-47 Skytrain Model, USAF, Berlin Airlift, ‘Fassberg Flyer’ - Corgi AA38209

C-47 Skytrain Model, USAF, Berlin Airlift, ‘Fassberg Flyer’ - Corgi AA38209 - click to enlarge
C-47 Skytrain Model, USAF, Berlin Airlift, ‘Fassberg Flyer’ - Corgi AA38209 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA38209
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Douglas C-47 Skytrain – #315208 ‘Fassberg Flyer’, USAF, Berlin Airlift, 1948

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.5”.  Wingspan: 16”

Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide

Chronologically, the first release in the Aviation Archive series was model No. 47101, a Douglas C-47A Skytrain named the “Fassberg Flyer”, released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift and marking one of the most famous aircraft to take part in ‘Operation Vittles’. To mark the 20th Anniversary of the Aviation Archive range, we are proud to announce the inclusion of AA38209, Douglas C-47A Skytrain 315208 ‘Fassberg Flyer’, U.S. Air Force, Berlin Airlift, 1948 in the range, which presents the collector with a magnificent new 1/72nd scale representation of the very first model in this series.

The C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) was a military transport aircraft developed from the Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used by the United States and its Allies during World War II in a variety of roles that included airlifting supplies, casualty evacuation, glider towing and perhaps most famously dropping U.S. and Allied paratroopers into combat. Some of the modifications to the DC-3 included a large cargo door, a reinforced metal floor and upgraded landing gear. In the supply role the C-47 could carry up to 6,000 pounds of equipment. As a paratroop aircraft it was equipped with folding benches for 27 fully 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:

  • Detailed crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with C-47 Skytrain artwork

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

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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