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C-47 Skytrain Model Kit

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  • 1:48 scale C-47 Skytrain 'Berlin Airlift' Plastci Model Kit
  • Skill Level 4
  • Approximately 80 Parts
  • Length when completed 40.9cm
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight785 g
Product Dimensions50.9 x 35.8 x 8.3 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:1 month and up
Item model number218713
Number of Puzzle Pieces86
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 529,790 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 Kg
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Date First Available14 May 2009

Product Description

The C-47 Skytrain is without doubt one of the greatest legends in the history of aircraft. The DC-3 was built in 1935 as a development of the DC-2, later to become the C-47 cargo transport. Almost all the air forces of the western world have had one or more C-47s at some time and over 1,000 examples are still flying today throughout the world. When in June 1948 the land routes to Berlin were blocked by the USSR, it was the C-47 which, on 21st June 1948, brought the first supplies into the blockaded former German capital. The RAF C-47 Dakotas flew regularly between Wunstorf near Hanover and Berlin-Gatow. By this means up to 60 tonnes of foodstuffs and other vital supplies were flown into Berlin. On 26th June 1948 the American Air Force also began to fly 32 Skytrains from Wiesbaden to Berlin-Tempelhof. The blockade ended on 12th May 1949 and the last supply flight was made on 20th September 1949.

- Structural details on surfaces
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- Cargo compartment door optionally open
- Detailed landing gear
- Movable propeller
- Detailed front radial engine
- Various antennae,,- Decals for 2 versions, one USAF and one RAF

Colors: 84 99 302 330 360

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Millar on 18 Mar 2011
For many years this was the only 1/48 scale C-47 available. In terms of plastic for the money, this is excellent value and makes a great addition to your collection if you have the shelf space.

It has relatively few parts for a large model, but there are many after market resin or etched parts if you want to add more detail. You can get replacement engines, landing gear, wheels, flaps and interior detail for reasonable prices.

The basic product is well engineered, with a solid wing spar and internal bulkheads to add strength. Panel lines are raised, in keeping with the age of the mould, but if you look at real C-47s or DC-3s, this looks right anyway.

The model will need some filler, but if you take your time the final product looks good. Decals are for two aicraft involved in the Berlin Airlift and well printed, but there are after market options if you wish.

Trumpeter has recently released a 1/48 C-47, but it's almost three times the price of this one so you would think carefully before forking out the readies.
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