The curtiss c46 commando is one of the unsung heroes of world war ii, always playing second fiddle to the famous c47. The c46 could carry over two and a half times the load of the better known c47. In fact, the decals provided for this version by williams bros. Wax will build up around the edges of the decal, and will need to be removed. After demasking the clear parts i drilled holes in the side windows, which was a nerve wracking experience. A very capable hauler, the c 46 was kept in service after the war, serving in korea and with a number of foreign air arms. This highly detailed aeroclassics 1400 scale dieacst metal jet model airplane is very collectible and all regular releases have limited production lines. The c46 served in a similar role to its douglasbuilt counterpart, the c47 skytrain. They are also available in silverblack and solid gold, solid silver or black. It was instead used as a military transport during world war ii by the united states army air forces as well as the u.
Jeep c101 commando 19661971 jeep c104 commando 19721973 jeep cherokee mj. Just flight c46 commando expansion for flight simulator. Early press reports used the name condor iii but the commando name was in use by early 1942 in company publicity. Click profile above to view decal image, decal specifications, scale and ordering options. At the start of world war ii, the c 46 was rushed into volume production and as a result, encountered a number of teething problems but the c 46 performed its job well. There is a large amount of sanding and straightening the windows. Smile style arch which compensates for windshield and roofline curvature. The kit earlier is 2016, ssnmodellbau of germany released a kit of the c 46 commando comprised of resin and photoetch parts to build one aircraft.
This zotz package does not contain those interior decals. Air canada painted their firstdelivered 767233 cgaub into the star alliance scheme. Following the war, a small number of the aircraft were used for airline and freight operations. Curtiss c46 celebrates its 70th anniversary michael prophet. Covered on this sheet are the c46 commandos that were operated by transair sweden. The kit parts were terrible, and i was at a loss as to how i was going to get a sheathed 4 blade prop, which most c 46 aicraft had. Details about c4 corvette word windshield decal sticker 46w x4h any 1 color. Special texture techniques have been employed to enhance the nostalgic theme of this aircraft, bringing to life the metalskinning and riveted assemblies of this iconic airframe. Vi model aircraft scale 2 a6e intruder cessna o2 skymaster curtiss p40 kittyhawk mk. Support our troops with a military truck window graphic. It was used as a military transport during world war ii by the united states army air forces. One of the aircraft types always to be seen was the c46.
I replaced all the cabin windows with spares box clear parts which i then spent hours polishing to bring to a good finish. C46, n67981, flying tiger line, 1950s the blue used on the decals is good for the chinese af roundels and flying tiger stripes, but is too light for either us wwii option. No problems at all with the stickers unlike most of the others ive tried out. Brazilian navy af1 a4m skyhawk 15 years markings for the spectacular special scheme to commemorate the 15th anniversary of brazilian navys a4m skyhawk operations. The decals for the national insignia and prop stencilling are from bombshell. On painted surfaces of vehicles, care must be taken when waxing. Decals are provided for 11 aircraft in two different schemes. The kit features a complete set of beautiful decals, scale plastic wheels, plastic nose cowl, spinner, gun troughs, exhaust and air scoops. The final large production run c46d arrived in 194445, and featured single doors to facilitate paratroop drops. Williamsbrothers c46 commando plastic model airplane kit. We also offer a wide selection of veteran stickers for world war ii, the korean war, the vietnam war, desert storm, operation iraqi freedom, operation enduring freedom and. Gaming pc stickers featuring millions of original designs created by independent artists. Another sheet has the markings for the ch46e, another has the flames for the gunbearers bird and. All this nostalgia is readybuilt into this new lockheed electra model 10a for flight simulator x and prepar3d.
The curtiss c46 commando is a transport aircraft originally derived from a commercial highaltitude airliner design. Im a sucker for early versions of airplanes because they represent an original idea, and often look much cleaner over later versions which tend to have more stuff having from them such as antennae, bulbous radomes, and gangly. Decals are provided for the windows and the overawing walkway areas. Jul 01, 20 the curtiss c 46 commando is one of the unsung heroes of world war ii, always playing second fiddle to the famous c 47. However, some c 46 s remain in operation as a rugged cargo transport for arctic and remote locations with its service life extended into the 21st century. The curtisswright c46 commando was a transport aircraft originally derived from.
F104 starfighters markings for civilian f104 starfighters operated by. Production of the jeepster commando ceased in 1971. Youll find alternatives from the various generic national marking sets out there. Mmd7208 172 c46 commando boac mmd144001 1144 c46 commando transair sweden price. One of their first rescue missions was the recovery of twenty people who had bailed out of a stricken c46. Air canada painted their firstdelivered 767233 c gaub into the star alliance scheme. Curtiss c46 commando fred olsen lines x 2 schemes including window masks. The first model was the c101, which equated to a 101 wheel base.
Blackie portera former stunt pilot is credited with commanding the first organized air rescue unit in the theater. May 14, 20 williams bros curtiss c46 commando todays finished model is one that spent some of its lifespan on the shelf of shame, though certainly not as much time as the longterm denizens of that area like the constellation or the b36. Guillows curtiss p40 warhawk balsa wood model airplane. Multiple military marking options for curtiss c46 transport. The curtiss c46 commando is a twinengine transport aircraft derived from the curtiss cw20 pressurised highaltitude airliner design. This one may have been started 7 or 8 years ago, i dont really remember. Decals glove box tire pressure decal, exact reproduction of the original. All military aircraft rear window graphics are available in several sizes to fit most truck and suv rear windows.
The weathering on the silver c46 consisted of an overall wash ak interactive dark brown, whilst on the white and grey c46 it was used to merely enhance particular areas as the aircraft was kept reasonably clean. Williams brothers 72346 172 c46 commando kit first look. For those of you who like the open windows as opposed to our gray decal windows, this set can be printed without windows for no extra charge, just place a comment in the order notes and we will. Army, navy, air force, marine corps, and coast guard decals, bumper stickers, and window strips. The curtiss c 46 commando is a twinengine transport aircraft derived from the curtiss cw20 pressurised highaltitude airliner design. Priorservice offers the widest selection of decals and stickers on the internet. Williamsbrothers c46 commando plastic model airplane kit 1. C4 corvette word windshield decal sticker 46w x4h any 1.
We offer custom signs, window decals, business logos and much more. If youre looking for a great quality banner or sticker. The decals for the national insignia and prop stencilling are from bombshell decals corsica b25 sheet. The f head hurricane straight 4 cylinder was standard while the. Note, if you have the academy ch46, you know or will know when you build the kit that the kit decal sheet includes lots of stencils for the interior cabin and for the instrument panels. Military fighter plane window graphics, military bomber aircraft window decals, helicopter rear window graphics, commercial aircraft window screens. Known as blackies gang and flying out of chabua, india, they were equipped with two c47 aircraft. Steam edition, p3d v4, p3d v3, p3d v2, p3d v1 first flown in 1940 and introduced into service with the usaf in 1942, the c46 commando was a twinengine transport aircraft used primarily by the military but also by. Steam edition, p3d v4, p3d v3, p3d v2, p3d v1 first flown in 1940 and introduced into service with the usaf in 1942, the c 46 commando was a twinengine transport aircraft used primarily by the military but also by civilian operators, particularly in the cargo role. Each wheel is individually cast along with an outside hub cover, and a tail wheel, on casting blocks. The curtiss c46 filled a niche during world war ii for a highaltitude heavy. Platz c46d jasdf curtiss commando airplane model building.
Eventually i found the quickboost marauder props were pretty close, but a bit short in diameter. I used the prop hubs and engine fronts from a monogram b26, antennas from the academy b17e, and the pitot tubes from a pioneer at11. Pow mia window graphics, army rear window graphics, navy rear window decals, air force and marine rear window graphics are available in several sizes to fit most truck and suv rear windows. Standard set of doors and windows for the various 1. The curtiss c 46 commando is a transport aircraft originally derived from a commercial highaltitude airliner design. In colder climates, decals on windows of vehicles can be damaged by the scraping of frost or ice from the windows. At the start of world war ii, the c46 was rushed into volume production and as a result, encountered a number of teething problems but the c46 performed its job well. Dec 12, 2014 however, the c46 continues in operation as a rugged cargo transport for arctic and remote locations with its service life extended into the 21st century. Maestro decals available online from maestro models. Jeepster commando 6771 and commando 7273 the jeepster commando was revived with production in 1966 and 1967 was the first model year.
A very capable hauler, the c46 was kept in service after the war, serving in korea and with a number of foreign air arms. Platz 1144 scale c46d commando finescale modeler magazine. It was used as a military transport during world war ii by the united states army air forces and also the u. C46f n1822m salmon ella was built in 1945 and is one of two c46s operated by everts air fuel. A 172 version of our bestselling b58 hustler sheet, with 19 different options for this iconic mach 2 bomber.
The c46 commando was the biggest twinengine airplane in the world when it first. Every license plate shall display the registration number assigned to the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer and to the owner thereof, the name of the commonwealth, which may be abbreviated, and the year or the month and year, which may be abbreviated and in the form of decals, for which it is issued. Great quality, well produced decals and very unique subjects. Norton commando 750 ss finest quality metallic inks english made sticker set this listing is for an exclusive to, full set of restorers decals to fit the norton commando 750 ss. Join top and bottoms of the wings and then add the engines. This is the 172 scale model of the c 46 commando from williams brothers model products. The lack of decals is not good, there should be enough to do all the plane and not just the basics. The decals had the windows built in, and it would be an impossible job to make all. Once applied the decals were then sealed with another coat of future prior to the application of some weathering. Aug 27, 2015 john eaton shared his finished work on the c46 commando. I wanted to do the c 46d featured in the black and white photo, which had 4 blade propellers. A new addition to their line is a set of resin wheels for the 172 williams brothers c46 commando kit.
This decal sheet provides seven marking options for 172 f5a kits, including a usaf skoshi tiger example from the vietnam war, complete with m ission markings. Multiple military marking options for curtiss c 46 transport. The c 46 could carry over two and a half times the load of the better known c 47. Colour instruction sheet designed to be used with platz but should fit welsh models kits aircraft decals military catalogue. The set featured here is metallic gold with black outline. Our decals cover the us army, us air force, us navy, us coast guard and the us marine corps. Sep3dv1v4 view detailed images 10 this just flight c46 commando package includes military, cargo and civilian passenger variants of the aircraft as well as military and civilian cockpit configurations. Nov 07, 20 in fact, the decals provided for this version by williams bros. Decals options to make any trans air c46 airframe in either early or late livery. John eaton shared his finished work on the c46 commando. North american p51bc mustang 14 scale vought f4u5 corsiar 15 bell p39 airacobra brewster f2a buffalo 110 brewster f2a buffalo 14 scale brewster f2a buffalo 15 scale brewster f2a buffalo 16. Aeroclassics acn9852f reeve aleutian curtiss c46 n9852f.
The blue used on the decals is good for the chinese af roundels and flying tiger stripes, but is too light for either us wwii option. Military decals and stickers below, you will find one of the largest selections of military decals and military stickers on the internet. We also offer a wide selection of veteran stickers for world war ii, the korean war, the vietnam war, desert storm, operation iraqi freedom, operation. The 4 windows on each side of the fuselage are represented by decals. Williams brothers 172 scale c46 commando by alan sannazzaro. Decorate your laptops, water bottles, notebooks and windows. Vintage flyer decals offered for the curtiss wright c46 commando. I decided to spend some time rescribing the entire external structure, as it was originally raised detail. Background the curtiss c46 commando was a military transport aircraft used during world war ii by the united states army air forces and also by the u. Vintage flyer decals offered for the curtiss wright c 46 commando.1210 1197 779 39 698 179 958 356 1177 115 823 387 336 195 194 835 613 163 1322 1460 1376 1100 617 742 1436 290 1133 6 289 957 93 772 1249 584 1255 963