Full size Printed Plans Scale 1:24 Control line DOUGLAS C-47 Wingspan 47 ½”
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Full size Printed Plans & Article
Not a KIT or MODEL No Material
Reproduced Vintage Plan 1954
Full size printed plan on a 40” x 31” sheet
Six-page article with building notes and photos
One 3D illustration on a 17” x 11” sheet
Wingspan 47 ½”
Engine Two .19 to .23
By Walter A. Musciano
Despite the four-foot wingspan the model does not appear cumbersome and therefore we felt it was not necessary to install removable wings, etc.
This craft is no harder to construct than the conventional single-engine scale control liner 1941 the old Air Corps had been transformed into the Army Air Forces, and it selected a modified version of the DC-3 -- the C-47 Skytrain -- to become its standard transport aircraft. A reinforced fuselage floor and the addition of a large cargo door were the only major modifications. Other changes included the fitting of cargo hooks beneath the center wing section and the removal of the tail cone to mount a hook for towing gliders.
As a supply plane, the C-47 could carry up to 6,000 pounds of cargo. It could also hold a fully assembled jeep or a 37 mm cannon. As a troop transport, it carried 28 soldiers in full combat gear. As a medical airlift plane, it could accommodate 14 stretcher patients and three nurses. Seven basic versions were built, and the aircraft was given at least 22 designations, including the AC-47D gunship, the EC-47 electronic reconnaissance aircraft, the EC-47Q antiaircraft systems evaluation aircraft and the C-53 Skytrooper.