C-47 Skytrain The "Gooney Bird" from Douglas  9780764367908

C-47 Skytrain The "Gooney Bird" from Douglas

Product code 9780764367908

Douglas

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Series Legends of Warfare

Publisher/Brand Schiffer

Author David Doyle

No. Pages 128

Version Hard cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory US » US Prop Aircraft

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The Douglas C-47 Skytrain and its near twin, the C-53 Skytrooper, formed the backbone of American airborne transport during WWII. In addition to hauling cargo, these aircraft also delivered paratroopers to the front, including the Normandy invasion. The aircraft also towed troop-laden gliders during these operations and incredibly could also snatch gliders from the ground while the C-47 was in flight. Derived from the Douglas DC-3, the C-47 saw service with US and Allied militaries in Korea and even Vietnam, including notably the heavily armed AC-47D gunship. This volume explores the development and use of the aircraft, as well as details of its construction.



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