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38207 Corgi   C-47 Skytrain - 439th TCG, USAAF, D-Day (1,600 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  1/72 Scale Corgi AA38207: Douglas C-47 Skytrain, '42-100646' 439th TCG, 50th TCW, June 1944, based at Upottery, Devon. Limited edoition of only 1,600 pieces.

Length 10.75 inches Wingspan 15.75 inches

On the night of 5th June 1944 thousands of brave young men across Great Britain waited in anticipation for the action that was to come. While some of these soldiers embarked upon ships in the channel, many were to land in occupied France by parachute, the vast majority jumping from C-47s such as this Corgi model. This particular machine was the transport for the leader of the first platoon of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne, Richard 'Dick' Winters who acted as jumpmaster. The star in the series 'Band of Brothers', Winters was an inspirational leader to his men in the field both during the D-Day operations and later during the advance through occupied Europe. The C-47 aircraft carried thousands of troops throughout the Overlord campaign with this particular C-47 carrying one of the more famous liberators of France that night, helping to free occupied Europe from the Nazi Regime.

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 aviation archive general information

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The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other 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 material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
 
 
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