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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA30003
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Diecast Model
RAF No.271 Sqn, KG374, David Lord, Arnhem, Holland, September 19th 1944

Limited Edition
5000
Pieces Worldwide

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas C-47 Skytrain   5.25"   8"

On September 19th 1944, Douglas C47 'Dakota' YS-L piloted by Flt. Lt. David S. A. Lord DFC, along with others of 271 Squadron RAF Transport Command, took off from their base at Down Ampney in Gloustershire to re-supply beleaguered Allied troops at Arnhem in Holland. The troops had been surrounded and were pressed into a small area heavily defended by anti-aircraft guns. The crews were ordered to fly at 900 feet when dropping their containers to ensure accuracy and Flt. Lt. Lord's Dakota was hit twice by anti-aircraft fire but un-daunted he held his Dakota level and on course while the supplies were dropped.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Designed to meet an American Airlines requirement for an enlarged version of the DC-2, the DC-3 was first flown on December 17th, 1935. Capable of carrying 24 passengers at a cruising speed of 180 mph, the DC-3's speed and long range revolutionized commercial air travel in the 1930s and 40s, when it carried 90 percent of the world's air travelers. Early DC-3s used Wright R-1820 Cyclone engines, but Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp Radials were fitted to later versions; these engines had better single engine performance and allowed the DC-3 to fly at higher altitudes.

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Corgi's 1:144 scale DC-3/C-47 series includes both military transports and iconic passenger airliners (air stairs included with some releases). These models are constructed almost entirely of diecast metal with only the smallest amount of plastic used, a quality shared by most of Corgi's 1:144 scale aircraft. The pad-printed windows and doors on each models' fuselage provide a seamless touch that does not interrupt the lines of the aircraft. The tail and wing with integrated engine nacelles are solid diecast metal. Radial engine detail is present inside the engine nacelles behind the thinly stamped all-metal propellers.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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