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Code: HM-HL1309    Add to wishlist
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Status: JAN 2018 PRE-ORDER

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Hobby Master Airliner Series HL1309
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Diecast Model
USAAF 27th ATG, 302nd ATW, #43-48608 Betsy's Biscuit Bomber, Germany, 1944

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas C-47 Skytrain   3.75"   5.75"


PLEASE NOTE: This item has a planned arrival date of January 2018 and is only available for PRE-ORDER at this time.
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain 43-48608 c/n 14424/25869 was delivered to the USAAF in 1944 arriving too late for the Normandy Invasion but did make drops at the Battle of the Bulge, Arnhem and the Drop on the Rhine. The term Biscuit Bomber comes from Australian infantry referring to their transports re-supplying using cardboard ice cream containers full of straw and food because of a lack of proper containers. 43-48608 went to the French AF, Belgian AF and Israeli AF and eventually ended at the Estrella Warbird Museum in California.

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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Hobby Master Airliner Series

The Hobby Master "1:200 Airliner Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:200 Airliner Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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