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Original and complete Douglas C-47 Skytrain Left Rudder Pedal

The highly successful military troop and supply transport Douglas C-47 had been developed from the civilian DC-3 commercial passenger aircraft.

As a result, unlike traditional military multiple engined aircraft, the instrumentation for both the pilot and Co pilot of the C-47 were identically mirrored.

This contrasted significantly from the USAAF’s heavier bombers such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator where most of the active flight instruments were concentrated in front of the pilot, leaving the main engine instrumentation such as RPM, manifold temperature and fuel gauges sitting in front of the co pilot whose primary job was to monitor them.

The same was true with the C-47’s control columns and rudder pedals with their small spring-loaded outside adjustment arms which enabled both the pilot and copilot to adjust the pedal's travel to suit their leg length.

Like all USAAF aircraft, the C-47’s park brakes could be locked into position by pushing both rudder pedals simultaneously to the end of their travel which activated the wheel lock. To release, the pedals were pushed further forward still which allowed the pedals to return to flight position.

This is an original C-47 left hand rudder pedal complete with its spring actuator and adjustment lever together with its slotted travel rail. 

Still retaining its original USAAF olive green coating, the aluminium cast pedal also carries the Douglas identification/production designation.

Salvaged from an operational C-47, this original rudder pedal is an amazing WWII aviation collectable from this iconic USAAF transport which saw action in every theatre of war including dropping allied troops over the Normandy beaches, supplies to troops wading through the thick jungles of SE Asia and Papua New Guinea to evacuating the wounded from the deserts of North Africa.

Mounted on its 100 year old mango wood display stand and with a museum quality, hand built 1/72 or larger super detailed 1/48 scale model perched atop its removable magnetic arm as well as a detailed colour, laminated Fact Sheet, its guaranteed to delight any aviation enthusiast. 

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 Left Rudder Pedal, 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 $98 (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 6 - 8 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.