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Douglas DC3 USAF,
Douglas DC3 USAF, Douglas DC3 USAF, Douglas DC3 USAF,

Douglas DC3 USAF, "Sky King", 42-32832, 53rd Troop Carrier Sqn., Mt. Pleasant, USA

Product code HL1305


DC-3 C-47

D-Day markings

€ 57.81
€ 53.68
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Scale 1 : 200

Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster

Format approx W 14.5 x L 9.9 x H 2.6 cm

Version With landing gear

Category Aircraft Scale Models

Subcategory 1:200 Hobby Master

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Product description

1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.

The Douglas DC-3 (DC – Douglas Commercial) is considered by many as the aircraft that
revolutionized commercial air travel in the 20th Century. The maiden flight of the DC-3 took place
on December 17, 1935, the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brother's historic flight at Kitty Hawk.
Now airlines were able to be profitable without depending on U.S. Mail subsidies and passengers
could now fly transcontinental with just one re-fueling stop. There are many DC-3s still flying 75
years after their maiden flights.

Douglas C-47-DL 42-32832 was delivered to the USAAF on February 11, 1943 and assigned to
the 53rd Troop Carrier Squadron. On May 4, 1943 42-32832 was one of 13 C-47s ordered to be
ferried across the Atlantic Ocean to North Africa. After arriving in North Africa Lt. Donald King
became the pilot of this aircraft for the duration of WWII. 42-32832 made paratroop drops, glider
missions, flown supplies in and wounded out, it was also involved in D-Day drops and returned to
the U.S. in July 1945.

Specifications for the Douglas DC-3A
Role – Passenger/Cargo
Crew – 2
Passenger Capacity – 21/32
Length – 64 ft 8 in (19.7 m)
Wingspan – 95 ft 2 in (29.0 m)
Height – 16 ft 11 in (5.16 m)
Engines – 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G Twin Wasp 14-cylinder Air-cooled 2-row Radial
Piston, Producing 1,200 hp (890 kW) each
Propellers - 3-bladed Hamilton Standard 23E50, 11.5 ft (3.5 m) diameter
Fuel Capacity – 822 U.S. gal (3,736 l)
Maximum @ 8,500 ft (2,590 m) – 230 mph (200 kn) (370 km/h)
Normal Cruise – 207 mph (180 kn) (333 km/h)
Rate Of Climb – 1,130 ft/min (5.7 m/s)
Service Ceiling – 23,200 ft (7,100 m)
Empty – 16,865 lbs (7,650 kg)
Gross – 25,199 lbs (11,430 kg)

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