C-47 Dakota


1/72 Sydney Morning Herald C47 VH-SMH


by David Clark

 

Serial No
VH-SMH (c/n 13157; ex 42-93265 USAAF, KG565 RAF)
A/C type
Douglas C-47A-20-DK
Based at
Camden, NSW
Scheme
Natural metal overall, control surfaces doped aluminium, all
lettering and anti-glare panel black.
History/Significance
One of a pair of C-47s operated by John Fairfax & Sons Ltd immediately post WW2 for delivering newspapers throughout NSW, along with four Lockheed Hudsons in similar finish. The aircraft was W/O when it crashed at Bungulla on 12 October 1950.
Kit
1/72 Airfix (Italeri). Additions: escape hatch over cockpit, cowls
reprofiled, heater inlets added to exhausts, trim tab on port aileron
filled.
Reference
Hawkeye decal sheet

 



 

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