The military version of the Douglas DC-3, the C-47 Skytrain was capable of carrying 28 troops and their equipment and was used by almost every combatant nation.
The C-47s, 2 x 1200 hp (895 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90D Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radial engines drove the aircraft's 2 x three bladed propellers delivering a speed of 230mph.
Each engine also drove a small generator supplying power for the aircraft’s operational systems and its 2 x large batteries. Some C-47’s also carried a small petrol-driven Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) under the cockpit floor commonly known as a ‘putt-putt’ .
The C-47’s electrical control board was mounted on the overhead bulkhead above the pilots from where the pilot could monitor power status and engine performance. On the right of this power board the C-47’s large Volt and Amp meters provided a constant power generation and use update.
This Douglas C-47 Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.
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Your Douglas C-47 Skytrain,USAAF Type E- Ammeter, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird instrument
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft*
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
*An upgrade to the Super Size and extremely detailed 1/48 scale model is also available in the hand-built and airbrushed plastic version for an additional $80 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)
Both the 1/72 & 1/48 scale hand-built and airbrushed plastic models are available with 'wheels & flaps up or down' and 'canopy open or closed' options with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.
Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 4 - 6 weeks approx.
Did you fly, crew or maintain a C-47 Skytrain or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.