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COBI Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) #5743



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Back and improved, Cobi has the re-release of the Dakota Skytrain D-Day invasion version.  This newly designed set has dihedral wings (angle up) and more realistic intakes on the engines.  This set has 892 pieces compared to the older  550 piece set.  It comes with two minifigures (one pilot and one Airborne Ranger).

A little history:

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) was a military transport aircraft that played a vital role in the D-Day invasion. The C-47 was used to transport troops and supplies to the beaches of Normandy, and it also towed gliders carrying paratroopers into battle. The C-47 was a versatile aircraft that could operate in a variety of weather conditions, and it was able to carry a large amount of cargo. The C-47 was also equipped with a variety of defensive weapons, including machine guns and cannons. The C-47 was a vital part of the D-Day invasion, and it played a key role in the Allied victory.

The C-47 was a modified version of the Douglas DC-3 airliner, and it was first flown in 1940. The C-47 was used extensively by the Allies during World War II, and it remained in service with various military operators for many years. The C-47 was used in a variety of roles, including transport, paratrooping, and medical evacuation. The C-47 was also used in the Berlin Airlift, and it played a key role in the delivery of supplies to the beleaguered city.

The C-47 was a reliable and versatile aircraft, and it was loved by its crews. The C-47 was nicknamed the “Gooney Bird” because of its slow, lumbering flight characteristics. The C-47 was a workhorse aircraft, and it played a vital role in many Allied victories.

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Weight 44 oz
Dimensions 17.72 × 2.75 × 12 in

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