C-47 Skytrain US Transport Aircraft 1/144 Roden

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After the US entered WWII, it was clear that the army did not have enough transport aircraft. Considerable numbers of the civil DC-3 were requisitioned for army needs and the Douglas company soon produced the modified C-47, dedicated to the requirements of the military, which differed in having a large cargo door on the side of the fuselage and a reinforced floor to enable the carrying of heavy military cargo. The C-47 soon became the most widely used transport aircraft of the nations allied against Hitler. Under Lend-Lease agreements the USA transferred to Great Britain and the USSR a large number of machines of this type, besides which the USSR established their own production under license.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Vallejo paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/144

Skill Level: 3

- Molded in grey

- Clear parts

- Includes decals for one version:

     1. Douglas C-47B Skytrain, 53rd Wing, 101th Airborne Division, UK, July 1944

- Illustrated instructions

*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*


Paint Guide:

Matte Black

Matte White


Neutral Grey

Olive Drab


Matte Rust

Zinc Chromate Green