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Douglas C-47A Dakota by NamelessFaithlessGod Douglas C-47A Dakota by NamelessFaithlessGod
This Dakota is quite historically important as it is a genuine combat veteran of the Operation Overlord also known as the D-Day invasions, Arnham also known as Operation Market Garden and I believe was also involved with the crossing of the Rhine. It is seen here at it's home, The Cotwolds Aiport or Kemble as it was formally known during the Cotswolds Airshow 2010. Slightly dulled colours.
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:iconlonornon228:
you are a model makers dream come true .
your eye for detail is impeccable .
its all most like you make models your self, the way you make every bolt and rivet pop as if the plane was right in front of me .
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DigiDrew Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully captured!!!!
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slowdog294 Apr 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice one. Love the Dakota. Fine aircraft, aye.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It probably flies just as well today as it did in 1944
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davincipoppalag Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always liked those.. they were in service a really long time
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:iconshelbs2:
heh i wonder if my grandpa jumped out of this one since he participated in the combat jump over the Rhine
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:iconnamelessfaithlessgod:
I don't have any proof that it was involved in the Rhine crossing. I am pretty sure that the commentator at the show said that it was though. I need to do more research on that one to confirm. However it is without doubt a veteran of the D-day landings and Arnhem as they have mentioned that at every show I have seen it at. Still if it's still around today and it was active during the war then it is most likely that it saw combat throughout so my guess is that it did.
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:iconshelbs2:
well, if it was there for Overlord and Market Garden, good chance it was there for the Rhine as well. Even if it wasnt though, thats still an impressive combat record for that airplane
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:iconblackhedgehog13:
It still has the D-Day stripes
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