Douglas C-47 Skytrain – Jiminy Cricket, 36th TCS USAAF (1,000 ONLY)
C-47 Skytrain – Jiminy Cricket, 36th TCS USAAF (1,000 ONLY)
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Corgi Aviation Archive AA30015: Douglas C-47 Skytrain “Jiminy Cricket” of the 316th TCG, 36th TCS, USAAF based at Enfidaville, Tunisia in July 1943. Low limited edition of only 1,000 pieces.
“Jiminy Cricket” is depicted as it flew for the Sicily operation in improvised night camouflage. It was one of the original 52 C-47s that deployed to Egypt with the 316th TCG in December 1942.
Designed to meet an American Airlines requirement for an enlarged version of the DC-2, the DC-3 was first flown on December 17th, 1935. Capable of carrying 24 passengers at a cruising speed of 180 mph, the DC-3’s speed and long range revolutionized commercial air travel in the 1930s and 40s, when it carried 90 percent of the world’s air travelers. Early DC-3s used Wright R-1820 Cyclone engines, but Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp Radials were fitted to later versions; these engines had better single engine performance and allowed the DC-3 to fly at higher altitudes.