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Hello all, I must confess to being a bit of a HPH Models Groupie. Iv'e got five of their kits and pre-ordered this few months back; It is simply stunning!!! It cements, in my opinion, why HPH are the best model 'artists' in the world... It's up there with the PBY which is my next project; I simply had to have a go at this one first! Here's what you get when you take off the sleeve and open the box; Here's a sneak preview of the size; I of course, had to purchase the Landing Flaps which are sold separately; Now, to the subject (which I have the support from HPH Models for); I am going to get unique decals produced for this project and will update you on what I did of course. From the that's all brother.org website; Nearly 75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, That’s All, Brother carried the first of the paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. Piloted by Lt. Col John Donalson, the plane led over 800 C-47s that dropped over 13,000 paratroopers into a battle that changed the course of mankind. After serving on D-Day, and in Operations Market Garden, Repulse, and Varsity, the airplane returned to the United States and was sold to the civilian market in 1945. During the course of many owners over the next several decades, the historical significance of the airplane was lost and it was eventually sold to be scrapped. Fortunately, two historians from the United States Air Force discovered that this historic airplane was lying in a boneyard in Wisconsin. The Commemorative Air Force was able to acquire the airplane, and through a large group of donors and volunteers, restore the airplane to flying status. So all, there you have it, now to get all the stuff out and get going!!! Thanks for looking. Cheers Steve
Today at 1:00 PM CST The 1944 Normandy landing leading C-47 "Thats All Brother" who led all the paratrooper drop invasion aircraft is making its maiden flight after being found in a boneyard in WI in the US nearly 10 years ago and then restored for flight by the CAF. For those that have facebook, the flight can be seen live here: https://www.facebook...38yWGHgQmOSVlDM
Finished a commission build for a future pilot of this aircraft that is finishing restoration near me in Tulsa Oklahoma. Modified the Trumpeter C-47A into a DC3 then C-49. Engines Vector Wright 1820 single row (9 cyl) instead of P&W R-1830 double row (14 cyl) engines (60 parts per engine). Shortened cowling for reduced row engines. Removed upper dome behind cockpit, scratch built tail cone fairing, added rubber brake lines (orange) & steel brake lines. Scratch built interior to match current aircraft and added rib & stringer details. True details wheels, Ultracast props, revised engine air intake scoop and modern antennas.