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C-47 Skytrain/Dakota

Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Dakota Airplane Models

Discover our selection of diecast models of the Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Dakota - Expertly Crafted, Historically Renowned, and Collectible Aircraft Models.

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain, also known as the Dakota in British and Commonwealth service, was a military transport aircraft that became an icon of World War II. Developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner, the C-47 was used extensively by the Allies for troop transport, cargo delivery, and paratrooper drops.

Famous for its role in major wartime operations like D-Day and the Berlin Airlift, the C-47 was known for its reliability and versatility. Variants of this aircraft include the C-47A/B (standard military transport versions) and the AC-47 Spooky (gunship version). Its durability and adaptability to various roles, from carrying wounded soldiers to hauling cargo, made the C-47/Dakota an indispensable part of military aviation and a treasured subject for aviation enthusiasts and model collectors, especially those with a passion for World War II and military history.