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Postage Stamp Planes PS5558-2
Douglas C-47 Skytrain Diecast Model
USAAF 440th TCG, #42-92717 Stoy Hora, Normandy, France, D-Day, June 6th 1944

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

The Douglas C-47 was based on the DC-3, but its wingspan was 6 inches longer and it had large cargo doors, reinforced fuselage, and cargo hooks under the center wing section. It had a crew of three and could carry up to 6,000 pounds of cargo or 28 troops. Other variants included the AC-47Q antiaircraft systems evaluation aircraft, the C-53 Skytrooper, and the R4D for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 'Honey Bun III' belonged to the USAAF 436th TCG, 80th TCS.

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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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" 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.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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