Mastercraft Collection: C-46 Commando
Wingspan: 18 inches
Length: 14 inches
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The Curtiss C-46 Commando was a transport aircraft that was used as a military transport during World War II by the USAF, USN and USMC. The C-46 was originally derived from a commercial high-altitude airliner design and was nicknamed "The Whale," the "Curtiss Calamity," the "Plumber's Nightmare", and the "Flying Coffin." The C-46 served a similar role as its counterpart, the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, but was not as extensively produced. After World War II, a few surplus C-46 aircraft were relegated to primarily cargo duty. The type continued in U.S. Air Force service in a secondary role until 1968.
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!