C-47 Web Pages

The venerable aircraft is famous as the paratrooper airplane, it made its military debut in 1939, and became known as the C-47 Skytrain to U.S. Army paratroopers, the 54D Gooney Bird to Marine paratroopers, and the Dakota to Britian's paras. The venerable aircraft was the mainstay of airborne forces in World War 2 and soon became the main jump plane for military forces in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. For example, it was modeled by the Japanese military as the L2D3 and by the Russians as the Lisunov Li-2. Click on these pages.

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