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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Douglas C-47A Skytrain – 42-92847 ‘That’s All Brother’, USAAF, RAF Greenham Common, England, June 5th / 6th, 1944 – Lead D-Day aircraft
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.6”. Wingspan: 16”
Limited Edition of 750 Models Worldwide
At RAF Greenham Common, England in the late evening of June 5th 1944, paratroopers of the U.S. 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions climbed aboard hundreds of Douglas C-47 Skytrains, as they prepared to drop behind German lines in advance of the main seaborne invasion force, the spearhead of Operation Overlord. At the head of this mighty air armada and the aircraft which effectively launched D-Day, Douglas C-47A “That’s All Brother” would lead a force of over 800 Skytrains over the next few hours, as she navigated through thick cloud and German defensive fire to deliver her precious cargo of paratroopers onto their designated drop zones in Normandy and the opening combat operations of D-Day.Detailed crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with C-47 Skytrain artwork
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.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14