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C-46 Commando
C-46 Commando


 
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Scale: 1/72 scale model
Wing Span: 23.75 inches
Length: 12 inches
Material: Mahogany Wood

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Product Code: 2137

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C-46 Commando


The Curtiss C-46 Commando is a transport aircraft derived from a commercial high-altitude airliner design. It was used as a military transport during World War II by the United States Army Air Forces and also the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps, which used the designation R5C. Known to the men who flew them as "The Whale," the "Curtiss Calamity," [2] the "plumber's nightmare" and, among ATC crews, the "flying coffin,"[3] the C-46 served a similar role to its counterpart, the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, but was not as extensively produced. At the time of its production, the C-46 was the largest twin-engine aircraft in the world, and was the largest and heaviest twin-engine aircraft to see service in World War II.

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C-46 Commando August 31, 2017
Reviewer: Lisa Walker from New Kensington, PA United States  
I was very pleased with the high quality and excellent workmanship of this airplane!  I am very happy with my purchase!  I got the C-46 Commando for my 94 year old uncle who is a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corp, he was a radioman on a C-46 flying over the Himalayas delievering barrels of 100 octane gasoline and other supplies to keep the Flying Tigers in the air.  He has a great affection for this airplane.  He loved it!

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