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Revell 05652 Berlin Airlift 75th Anniversary Gift Set Aircraft Model Kit

Revell 05652 Berlin Airlift 75th Anniversary Gift Set Aircraft Model Kit

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The legendary C-54 was used for intercontinental transport operations and set numerous records. She was the first mass produced four-engine aircraft to make trans-atlantic crossings. The Douglas Aircraft Company began development of the DC-4 passenger aircraft in 1938. This was changed to become the C-54 long-range military transport aircraft after the United States entered the war in 1942. A total of 1,160 C-54 aircraft have been built. First flights across the Pacific to resupply troops fighting against the Japanese and repatriate the wounded began in 1942. Numerous modifications and special versions made the C-54 one of the most versatile of all military aircraft. Amongst other missions it also served as the President's airplane.

The Soviet Military Administration began the blockade of West Berlin in June 1948. Transport flights to resupply the approximately 2.2 million citizens began shortly thereafter. Douglas C-54's were mostly used and christened Raisin bomber by the grateful population. Around 2.1 million tonnes of supplies had been flown in by the end of the blockade in 1949.
The C-54 achieved special recognition during the Berlin Airlift when it became known as the Candy Bomber . It was used to completely resupply the three Western Sectors of the city during 1948 -1949

- Finely structured surfaces, recessed panel joints
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
- Detailed seats
- Detailed radio room with equipment
- Cargo hold door can be built in the open or closed position
- Inner bulkheads
- Complete set of interior seating
- Rest cabin with bunks
- Cargo hold floor with fine details
- Separate landing flaps
- Detailed interior fuselage walls
- Detailed forward undercarriage
- Separate ailerons
- Detailed tail-unit
- Detailed main under-carriage, 3 different wheel rims
- Rotating propellers
- Detailed twin radial engines with exhaust manifolds
- Any antennae
- Detailed nose area, 2 nose variants

- Set of wooden boxes 10x

Glue, paint for the main colourse and a brush also included 

Authentic representation of the following versions:
- Douglas C-54D Skymaster, Air Transport Command, Airlift Berlin, 1948
- Douglas C-54D Skymaster, USAF, Airlift Berlin, 1948
- Douglas C-54D Skymaster, US Navy, Airlift Berlin, 1948

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