The Douglas C-47 Skytrain ("aerial train") also called "Dakota" (DACoTA, or Douglas Aircraft Company Transport Aircraft) is one of the most popular transport aircraft of World War II. Produced by the USA, it was also used by armies of other Allied countries. It was based on the design of the civilian version of the Douglas DC-3. It performed in principle on all fronts of World War II and was operated long after it ended. It served, among other things, for the landing of paratroopers and towing gliders, as well as transporting supplies, ammunition and evacuating the wounded.
From the world of COBI comes a model depicting the Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) in a special D-Day Edition released to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. It features moving elements such as rotating wheels with rubber tyres, propellers and open doors. There are also two figures of American soldiers: a pilot and a paratrooper from the 101st Air Borne Division "Screaming Eagles" with a distinctive helmet and a parachute backpack.
A group of passionate individuals got together to achieve this dream of creating Classic Flyers to protect the rich and precious history of New Zealand aviation.