The C-47 Skytrain developed from the Douglas DC-3, which was designed for commercial passenger service in the early 1930's. Entering service in 1935, the DC-3 was quickly adapted for military use and designated as the C-47 Skytrain. World War II saw high demand for the reliable C-47, with over 10,000 produced. The C-47's played a key role on D-Day, dropping over 50,000 paratroopers during the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord.
The Stoy Hora # 292717 with tail letter S was the leading plane of the 45 ship formation of the 440th Troop Carrier Group on D-Day, June 6, 1944 (codenamed Operation Neptune). It is said that the name Stoy Hora is slang for the Spanish phrase "estoy ahora", meaning "I am here for you right now".
The Postage Stamp Douglas C-47 Skytrain is a diecast metal model complete with stand. Recommended for ages 14 and up.