The Douglas C-47 Skytrain is a military transport that was developed from the Douglas DC-3 airliner. The C-47 was famous for its dependability, versatility, and ability to carry loads far heavier than the official specs allowed. Famous campaigns involving the C-47 were "flying the Hump" (transport over the Himalayas), dropping paratroops behind enemy lines on D-Day, and the post-war Berlin airlift. The C-47 was so useful that it was used by the U.S. military in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and many are still flying in different countries around the world today.
Please see the paint guide below for Trumpeter’s suggested colors.
- Painting and assembly required
- Photo-etched parts
- Clear parts
- Film instrument panel
- 12 sprues and 3 rubber tires
- 2 die cast main landing gear struts
- Slide-molded left and right fuselage
- Illustrated instructions
A. C-47A 92nd TCS / 439th TCG, June 1944
B. RB+242, MFG 2, West Germany Navy, 1960