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'C-47 Skytrain -K'
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This Pinup Photo was added on Friday 22 January, 2016.
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Dietz Dolls Aviation Pinup Series
C-47 Skytrain & Kelsey
- © Britt Dietz -

Continuing the 'Aviation Pinup Series' featuring each branch of the US Military for now... this pinup features Kelsey, the US Army's 82nd Airborne, Army Air Forces, and the famed aircraft that brought the war deep into enemy lines on D-Day... the Douglas C-47 Skytrain! It was a collaborative effort between the Army and the Army Air Force using the military version of the DC-3 airliner to drop paratroopers like the 101st and 82nd Airborne deep into Germany the night before the invasion. With a wingspan of 95 feet, this 18,100 pound aircraft could carry about 28 paratroopers a range of 1,600 miles. A crew of four commanded this 224mph aircraft that would go on to be used by nearly every nation around the world in 90 different countries! This workhorse was a vital piece in many of the Allied missions during World War 2 brining troops, supplies, towing gliders, dropping vehicles, and much much more into the battlefield. Over 10,000 were built and many went on to be used in civilian use as airliners, cargo aircraft, and much more! This pinup is part of a new 'simple' type of aviation pinup that I'll be doing more of in the coming months using Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine aircraft ranging from fighters to transports to bombers. Each will feature a pinup with an aircraft and the matching US insignia for that aircraft as we go through each branch of the service honoring the pilots and aircraft of WW2. The background will also be themed to the aircraft's color schemes during the war.

The Dietz Dolls Aviation Pinup Series features World War 2 aircraft (called Warbirds) paired with a pinup model wearing authentic flight clothing to the 1940s era. Available for purchase in all sorts of different sizes including posters!
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