Herpa 1/200th scale 559744 U.S. Army Air Forces Douglas C-47A Skytrain – 84th Troop Carrier Squadron, RAF Ramsbury – Operation Neptune (D-Day) 75th Anniversary Edition “Tico Belle”. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.
At 0407 hours on June 6th, 1944, “Tico Belle” dropped members of the 82nd Airborne Division into Normandy near Sainte-Mère-Église as part of Operation Neptune. The C-47 and its crews continued to serve in various operations in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and ultimately Germany. “Tico Belle” remained in Germany after WWII and was part of the Berlin Airlift efforts five years later. She is kept airworthy by the Valiant Air Command non-profit organisation in Titusville, Florida.