C47 ou "Dakota", il a joué un rôle très important pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Il servait au largage de parachutistes, au remorquage de planeurs et aussi au transport de matériels. En tout, près de 13 000 DC-3 furent construits dont 10 000 furent utilisés pour un usage militaire.

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft that was developed from the Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II.
During World War II, the armed forces of many countries used the C-47 and modified DC-3s for the transport of troops, cargo and wounded. Over 10,000 aircraft were produced in California and Oklahoma.
In Europe, the C-47 and a specialized paratroop variant, the C-53 Skytrooper, were used in vast numbers in the later stages of the war, particularly to tow gliders and drop paratroops. In the Pacific, with careful use of the island landing strips of the Pacific Ocean, C-47s were even used for ferrying soldiers serving in the Pacific theater back to the United States.

The same one during night mission !
Perhaps, one of my next cards ?

0 commentaires: