This is a high definition model of a Douglas DC-3 or military designation C-47 (U.S.). It includes four detailed texture sets, RAF D-Day camo, RAF D-day green, USAAF, as well as Swiss Airlines metallic. A basic cockpit and interior are included.
All parts are separate and pivoted for animation from gear to engine to flaps, doors, etc.
Color, Specular, Reflective, and Bump maps provided, 2K resolution. Photoshop templates are available for download, and it is easy to generate your own textures based on the photoshop files.
(courtesy Wiki) The DC-3 was engineered by a team led by chief engineer Arthur E. Raymond and first flew on December 17, 1935 (the 32nd. anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk). The plane was the result of a marathon phone call from American Airlines CEO C.R. Smith demanding improvements in the design of the DC-2. The amenities of the DC-3 (including sleeping berths on early models and an in-flight kitchen) popularized air travel in the United States. With just one refuelling stop, transcontinental flights across America became possible. Before the DC-3, such a trip would entail short hops in commuter aircraft during the day coupled with train travel overnight.
A Douglas DC-3 of the Air Atlantique Historic Flight taking off at Hullavington airfield, EnglandEarly American airlines like United, American, TWA, and Eastern ordered over 400 DC-3s. These fleets paved the way for the modern American air travel industry, quickly replacing trains as the favored means of long-distance travel across the United States.
During World War II, many civilian DC-3s were drafted for the war effort and thousands of military versions of the DC-3 were built under the designations C-47, C-53, R4D, and Dakota. The armed forces of many countries used the DC-3 and its military variants for the transport of troops, cargo and wounded. Over 10,000 aircraft were produced (some as licensed copies in Japan as Showa L2D, and in the USSR as the Lisunov Li-2).
Special Thanks to Australia for support on this project.