Douglas C47 Skytrain

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators.

After World War II both the Dutch Government and the Civilian Airline company KLM bought surplus C-47 aircraft of the Allied army.
The army mainly used them for transport purposes, whereas the KLM converted them for carrying passengers, thus making them DC-3‘s.

Several of these aircraft were use for transport tasks in the Indonesian Colonies.
This ML-KNIL version is depicted here as a scale model.



This model was build using:

  Italeri 1/72 C-47 Skytrain

  Flevo Decals FD72-003 ML-KNIL 1942-1947 Part I