Douglas C-47 Dakota BBMF. 1/72 scale, wingspan 16". Diecast metal and plastic parts.
Issued to the Battle of Britan Memorial Flight (BBMF) in March 1993, the Dakota is a year-round workhorse for the BBMF being used in a variety of roles, including general support tasks, such as transporting ground crew and equipment to display venues or other operating airfields. Importantly, as there are no other multi-engine tailwheel configured aircraft in RAF service outside the BBMF, she is used for training aircraft during the winter months when the bomber is out of action.
Increasingly the Dakota has become a display aircraft in her own right and now appears regularly on the airshow circuit either on her own or as part of a BBMF 3-ship formation, in company with a pair of fighters.
Dakota ZA947 currently wears the livery of 267 'Pegasus' Squadron, which flew in the Transport, Trooping and Re-supply roles in the Middle East and the Mediterranean Theatres during 1943/44. The squadron employed various colour schemes on its Dakotas but always displayed its 'Pegasus' emblem prominently displayed on the aircraft's nose
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