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Built in the early 40's the C-47 / DC-3 Skytrain is still in service in both the military and civilian air transport. Also known as the Goonie Bird These DC-3 / C-47 model aircraft represent a lot of history and will make a great addition to your airplane collection.     

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Camel Caravan to Berlin, 94th TG, Berlin Airlift, 1948

"Camel Caravan to Berlin," a C-47 Skytrain used to fly 7,000 pounds of candy along with a baby camel into Tempelhof airport as a Christmas gift for the children of Berlin in 1948, this limited edition, 1/72 scale, die cast Corgi model features engraved panel lines, glazed cockpit and cabin windows, crew figures, realistic radial engines with rotating propellers, separately applied landing lights with de-icing boots, optional position landing gear with real rubber tires, authentic 94th Transport Group markings from the Berlin Airlift, and more. 15" wingspan; includes a metal display stand.  

C-47 Dakota
When WWII began, the famed DC-3 was adapted for military use and entered service as the C-47, also known as the "Skytrain." Eventually, some C-47's were  even converted to heavily armed gunships and used in Vietnam. Plastic kit  features recessed panel lines, detailed landing gear, full cargo bay floor and bulkheads, and 3 optional types of carburetor air intakes on top of engine  cowling. 15?" wingspan, includes choice of markings. 84 pieces; assembly  required. 

Douglas C-47 Skytrain
"Camel Caravan to Berlin," a C-47 Skytrain used to fly 7,000 pounds of candy along with a baby camel into Tempelhof airport as a Christmas gift for the children of Berlin in 1948

Daring Young Men
The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May, 1949. Reeves. Drawing on service records and information from hundreds of interviews in America, Germany and Great Britain, this book tells the fascinating story of the former U.S. World War II pilots, navigators and mechanics who were recalled to active duty to serve in the Berlin Airlift following the June, 1948, Soviet blockade. 316 pages, B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.   

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D-Day Invaders
Stan Stokes.  A C-47 Skytrain, the military version of the DC-3, passes over the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during the "Great Crusade", Eisenhower's term for the D-Day invasion of Europe. 16"x 11½" signed and numbered limited edition print. 
Flagship Over Manhattan
Robert Watts.  Depicts a 1936 American Airlines DC-3 outbound from La Guardia Airport. Below, the distinctive Manhattan skyline and busy New York waterfront add to the nostalgic mood. Limited edition of 1000 signed and numbered by artist. 32"x 25" print.  .
 

 

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DC-3 History Notes
Dear Jeff,
I thoroughly enjoyed Stephan Wilkinson's article "Call Her Connie" in the July 09' issue of AVIATION HISTORY.  In the sidebar on page 29 "10 Connie Oddities", I noted in item "4", ..."The first-ever bombed airliner was a Canadian Pacific DC-3 in 1949, when a Quebecois Albert Guay tried to collect life insurance on his wife."  I don't want to sound negative but, Rodney Stich in his book "Unfriendly Skies" and multiple Internet sources recount that the FBI Copyright Dates nitroglycerin bombing on October 10, 1933 of a UAL Boeing 247D (NC 13304) enroute from Cleveland to Chicago, is the first proven case of airliner sabotage in aviation history.  The 247D exploded and crashed at about 9:15pm near Chesterton/McCool, Indiana.  No survivors.
Sincerely,
John D. Bybee

The Curtiss C-46 Commando, similar to the DC-3, was an outgrowth of an airliner design first flown during 1940, and was used extensively in the Pacific Theater during WWII, primarily for transporting supplies over the Himalayan "hump" between India and China.

 

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