This build is for the CAF in Tulsa and will represent the plane today, not what she looked like in WWII. First off, it is a C-49 which is a DC3 that was pushed into service by the war department. There are not many differences between a DC3 and C-47. The biggest difference is the DC3 is powered by Wright radial engine (single row 9 cylinder engines) instead of Pratt & Whitney double row, 14 cylinder engine. This requires the engine nacelles to be shortened by factor of one bank of cylinders (0.10" in scale) and removal of the star shot dome on the roof just behind the cockpit. There are a few slight changes but other than that, it is basically a C-47.
The real plane
The kit, shortened nacelle
Interior lacking internal ribs
Custom decals on
Great looking model Dave! Well done.