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  USN Douglas C-47 Skytrain Troop Transport - Antarctic Explorer "Kool Kiwi" (1:48 Scale)
USN Douglas C-47 Skytrain Troop Transport - Antarctic Explorer Kool Kiwi

Armour Collection USN Douglas C-47 Skytrain Troop Transport - Antarctic Explorer 'Kool Kiwi'




 
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Product Code: B11E178

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Armour Collection B11E178 USN Douglas C-47 Skytrain Troop Transport - Antarctic Explorer "Kool Kiwi" (1:48 Scale) "...four other pieces of equipment that most senior officers came to regard as among the most vital to our success in Africa and Europe were the bulldozer, the jeep, the 2-ton truck, and the C-47 airplane. Curiously, none of these is designed for combat."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, reflecting on the success of the US Army in World War II

The C-47 was one of the most successful aircraft ever, praised by General Eisenhower as one of the most important instruments of victory in WWII. Largely a military version of the highly successful Douglas DC-3 passenger aircraft, the C-47 Dakota carried supplies, airborne troops, and other personnel in all of the theaters of conflict in WWII. It was used as a troop transport and glider tug during the invasion of Europe and it kept the Allied forces in China supplied by carrying supplies "Over the Hump" of the Himalaya Mountains lying astride the India to China route. More than 13,300 of the DC-3s in all its forms were built, including Japanese and Soviet licensed aircraft. Although it first flew in 1941, many are still being used today. It last saw action in the Vietnam War as a gunship called "Puff the Magic Dragon", firing machine guns and cannons from it's windows for enemy troop suppression.

This particular 1:48 scale replica of a C-47 was flown by the US Naval Antarctic Explorer team and nicknamed "Kool Kiwi" since it was based out of New Zealand in 1967. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 23-3/4 inches
Length: 16-3/4 inches

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Fixed lowered landing gear
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Spinning propellers
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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