Douglas Dakota D.C.3 - 483

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Douglas Dakota D.C.3

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The first Douglas D.C.3 flew in 1935. Since that time it has been used by almost every Air Force in the World, as well as the majority of Civil Air Lines. This Airfix kit contains 68 parts and builds into a magnificent model with a wing span of 15 1/2 inches. The tranfers supplied enable it to be finished either as a Silver City Airways Transport or as a C-47 of the United States Army Air Force, Here is another opportunity for the keen modeller to produce this plane in dozens of different military and commercial finishes. Known throughout the world as the D.C.3 the name Dakota was given only to the 1,895 aircraft of this type which were supplied to the R.A.F. In the American Air Force it is known as the C-47. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Douglas D.C.3 'Dakota' from Douglas Dakota D.C.3.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Douglas DC-3 Dakota from Douglas D.C.3 'Dakota'.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 4
First Issued: 1960

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 483
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 483
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 483
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 483
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 483
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 483
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 483
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 483
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 483
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 04003-1
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 04003-1

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