Mastercraft Collection: C-47A Skytrain Camel Caravan To Berlin..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 7.9 inches
As one of the leading models for paratroop missions, the Douglas Skytrain boasted specs demanding recognition. It had a maximum speed of 224mph, a top range of 1,391 nautical miles, and a service ceiling of 26,400ft. The plane is usually flown by a five-man team. The C-47 Skytrain has a payload of about 6,000lbs, which roughly translates to an eighteen-paratrooper capacity. With such specs, it is to be expected that the aircraft was widely employed across the globe. To name one event, the C-47 aircraft was aircraft used in 1948 to fly about 7,000lbs of candy to Berlin as a Christmas present for the kids. The plane, nicknamed the Camel Caravan, somehow symbolized camaraderie across the two nations and showcased a bit of holiday spirit despite the tension.
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!