|Length||9.8 cm||3.8 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.5 cm||5.7 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Gemini Jets G2PAA313 – 1/200 Scale Douglas C-47A Skytrain, Pan Am
Gemini Jets diecast model G2PAA313 replicates in 1/200 scale the Douglas C-47A, registration N54705 in the livery of Pan American Airways (Pan Am). This C-47, military s/n 29298, entered service with the United States Army Air force (USAAF) in March 1944. Sold to Pan Am in March 1946 on sold to Spantax in June 1960.
Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was a major American international airline. Founded on March 14, 1927, by Carl A. Spaatz, Air Corps Majors Henry H. “Hap” Arnold and John H. Jouett. The airline used the word “Clipper” in all aircraft names and call signs. In June 1947 Pan Am became the first airline to provide scheduled around-the-world flights. Declare bankrupt it ceased operations on December 4, 1991, with Delta Air Lines purchasing profitable assets.
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain is a twin radial engined military transport monoplane aircraft. The British Commonwealth designated it as the Dakota and the US Navy as the R4D. It first flew in December 1943 and participated in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. Developed from the Douglas DC-3 airliner, the C-47 had numerous modifications, including a cargo door, strengthened floor, shortened tail cone and Astrodome. The C-47 has fulfilled a multiple of roles, encompassing troop/cargo transporter, search and rescue, glider tug and paratroopers. Several variations served in the Vietnam War with the USAF, in the electronic warfare “Electric Gooneys” and gunship, AC-47 “Spooky” missions. Post World War II many surplus C-47s underwent conversion for civilian use. Production of the C-47 and variants ended in August 1945 with more than 10.000 airframes built.
The airframe is mostly an aluminium alloy structure with a semi-monocoque fuselage, low mounted cantilever wings and a conventional tail. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the primary units retracting rearward into the inboard engine. The flight crew of four consisted of two pilots, radio operator, navigator, the passenger cabin seats up to 28 troops.
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, wing-mounted, driving 3-bladed constant-speed propellers. The C-47 has a maximum speed of 360 km/h (224 mph) with a service ceiling of 8,000 m (26,400 ft) with a range of 2600 km (1,600 mi).