C-47 Skytrain Olive 1/96
Scale: 1/96 | Wingspan: 12 inches | Length: 7.9 inches
During the Berlin Airlift in West Germany, the US Air Force C-47 Skytrain used the C-47 Skytrain as part of their 86th Tactical Fighter Wing. The military transport aircraft came about as a response to the American Airlines need for a larger version of the DC-2, a twin-engine airliner with the capability to carry 14 passengers. The C-47 aircraft was famously utilized to transport 7,000 pounds of candy into the Tempelhof airport, a US sector of Berlin, thus earning the moniker Camel Caravan. Along with the candy came Clarence, a baby camel that stood as the mascot of the 525th Fighter Squadron. Done as a gesture of goodwill, the C-47 Skytrain and the candy were presented to the children of Berlin during the Christmas season. The aircraft served the US Air Force Strategic Air Command from 1946 to 1967.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!