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DC-3 – G-AMRA, Air Atlantique (1,300 ONLY)

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47107Corgi Aviation Archive Legends AA30014: Douglas DC-3 serial G-AMRA, Air Atlantique based at Coventry, England in 2005. Although a legends model with fixed lowered undercarriage and display stand within a plastic blister this model is a limited edition of only 1,300 pieces.

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Air Atlantique’s passenger and freight C-47, G-AMRA was built in 1944 and joined the USAF as 43-49474. She was transferred to the RAF on lend-lease and used in the Berlin Airlift. She later flew with many airlines until joining Air Atlantique in 1981. G-AMRA has spent her life with Air Atlantique transporting all manner of different loads such as fresh fish, mail, car spares, oil rig equipment, aircraft engines and is configured once a year to drop one million poppies over the Remembrance Day commemorations at Coventry.

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.

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