Mastercraft Collection C-47 Skytrain Olive Model

Mastercraft Collection C-47 Skytrain Olive Model


The C-47 Skytrain is a military transport aircraft, which was built as a response to the American Airlines’ need for a larger version of the DC-2. The C-47 Skytrain is one of the most recognized World War II military transport aircraft. During the Vietnam War, the US Air Force used a number of C-47 Skytrain versions, including three advanced electronic warfare models. The aircraft served the US Air Force Strategic Air Command from 1946 to 1967. In Germany, the US Air Force used the C-47 Skytrain as part of their 86th Tactical Fighter Wing during the Berlin Airlift. However, the C-47 is more popularly known as the aircraft that transported 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.




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