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C-47 Dakota No. 267 Squadron, Royal Air Force by Atlas Editions 

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Atlas Editions 1:144 4646-114
C-47 Dakota No. 267 Squadron, Royal Air Force by Atlas Editions
World War II

Historical Note:


About this new collection of new World War II diecast bomber models: Made in 1:144 scale by Atlas, these new releases more than double the number of types available in the ATL-4646 collection, expanding coverage to include not only American, German, and British aircraft but also those flown by Canadian, French, Italian and Japanese forces. As with previous releases in the collection, the Suggested Retail Price for each is $24.95.

A division of DeAgostini, Atlas Editions sells directly to consumers throughout Europe and Scandinavia but is available in North America through retailers alike.

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Douglas C-47 Dakota (04:15)
Copyright © 2012 Malcolm Auld This video and audio material may not be used in any form without written permission. This C-47 Dakota was manufactured in the USA by Douglas in March 1942 and initially issued to the United States Army Air Force. In September that year the aircraft was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and served in Canada during World War Two. It was subsequently deployed to Europe with the RCAF until declared surplus to requirements by the Canadians in 1971. Dakota dropping SEAT packs at RIAT 2004 The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) at Farnborough then purchased the aircraft, which was allocated the UK military serial number KG661, as it had carried the serial '661' with the Canadians. During her time with the RAE, the Dakota was used for a variety of tasks and trials, including dropping sonabuoys through holes cut in the fuselage and for launching remotely piloted vehicles. Cleared for dropping paratroops, she often displayed in this role and occasionally appeared in the static park at air shows. For some time, however, there had been doubt about the allocated serial number. Research showed that the serial 'KG661' had previously belonged to a Dakota that had been destroyed in an accident. So the serial number was changed to a new one - ZA947. In 1992 the Defence Research Agency, the successor to the RAE, declared ZA947 surplus to requirements. The aircraft was adopted by Strike Command and issued to the BBMF in March 1993. In 2004, an original Dakota banked against sunset sky and authentic floor and interior was re-fitted to the Dakota, returning the cabin to the original, wartime specification. As there are now no other multi-engine tail wheel aircraft in RAF service outside the BBMF, the Dakota is an important training asset used for initial training of aircrew for the BBMF multi-engine aircraft and for renewing the currency of the Flight's Lancaster pilots each year. In addition to this role though, the Dakota is a sought-after display aircraft in her own right and, as such, she appears regularly on the air show circuit either on her own or as part of a BBMF formation. She continues to be capable of para-dropping and is used in that role for special commemorative events. During the winter of 2010/11, ZA947 underwent a major servicing conducted by ARCo with sub-contractor Eastern Airways at Humberside Airport. It emerged re-painted as 233 Squadron Dakota III, FZ692, '5T-UK', named 'Kwicherbichen', complete with D-Day stripes. In July 1944, FZ692 "Kwicherbichen" was photographed returning to its base at RAF Blakehill Farm, Wiltshire carrying wounded from the Normandy battlefront.
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