They came close, but the announcement was too optimistic. With the rapid advance of aircraft carried Radar and more efficient hunting methods, the U -boat’s heydays were over by mid 1943.
The versatility as soldier transport, howitzer tug, Machine gun platform, etc. made it one of the most built transports in wartime and beyond! This drawing shows a `cutaway view` of the Jeep , the missing front wheel is for the purpose of tech insight. Otherwise, after such Monster truck style jump, the soldiers in the jeep would experience a harsh landing with a sudden stop, lol.
With a lack of colored photographic material, the artists who made those illustrations normally for film posters surely had a busy time now with those war posters.
Air Classics Magazine issue Aug.2015 . If you like the WWII posters and ads, there is a new book on the market that reflects the same atmosphere of the “Icons of Victory”.
This Aug 2015 issue of Air Classics Magazine comes out with their “Book of the Month”. They selected my book “The Dakota Hunter” with a 5-star rating, classified as “a Must for every Aviation Library”.
You can read Air Classics’ most positive review here on top in the blue colored frame: “It is almost like an adventure novel, except that it is true and makes for a very exciting story….”
Just in case you still might have some doubts, you can take a sneak preview into my book of 320 pages and 250 never before published photos. For that, go see www.dc3dakotahunter.com
Click the button HOME that you see on top of this page in the black upper bar and scroll down into the photo of the crashed Yukon C-47. On the next button “ORDER the BOOK” you can order the book directly with a mouse click at Amazon USA/ UK, Barnes and Noble, Bol.com and other online shops with worldwide delivery. Also an autographed version is available in the web shop.
You can soon own your own part of a War Bird Relic with this Commemorative Placard. In the lower part of this frame is an authentic skin panel, taken from the C-47 depicted in the top photo.
The skin panel is decorated with a fine logo, “Celebrating the 80 years Maiden flight of the Douglas DC-3”. The photo in the same dimensions (11 x 16 inches/ 28 x 40 cm) depicts that same C-47 from which the skin plate has been taken (built Oklahoma, 1944), along with a Willys Jeep (1942). The frame is at your own choice best to fit in your interior, Dim. appr. 24×36 inches/ 60×90 cm
This is a Limited Pre-Series, issued with a numbered certificate on your name and both the Photo and the Placard are signed by myself as being owner/ supplier of the C-47 depicted.
In case of interest for this very special and limited offer to own your original and stylish piece of Aviation History, you should contact me at email@example.com or via www.dc3dakotahunter.com