14671 1/144 Arctic R4D USAF w/2 options
The twin engine C-47A Dakota first entered service in the late 1930’s as the DC-3 civilian airliner. The military version, the C-47A was used throughout World War 2 and continued to be used by United States armed forces long after the Second World War.
This model represents a United States Air Force C-47A equipped with skis for operation in the far north that often required landing on fields of snow and ice. This C-47’s was used to supply and maintain distant weather stations operated under the Joint Arctic Weather Stations agreement between the United States and Canada. Now abandon, the Isachsen weather station was located in the remote arctic islands of Sverdrup which was said to have the worst weather in Canada.
Markings included in this kit are:
USAF C-47, “science-fiction movie aircraft”, Montana, USA, 1950
USAF C-47, Isachsen, Canada, October 1949