Our limited-edition DC 3 Series is crafted from the left wing of the historic C-47B-30-DK – better known as the “candy bomber”. On its mission during the Berlin Airlift in 1948/49 the candy bomber ensured the survival of many Berlin citizens. Afterwards it travelled half the world – from France to Indonesia – before returning to Germany, where it made its very last flight together with the historic Ju52 on October 30, 2008 at five to midnight from the world’s longest serving airport – Berlin Tempelhof – thus ending the era of the “mother of all airports”.
For every DC-3 Aviationtag sold we will donate part of the price to the charity “Friends of the Candy Bomber Association”.
Note: Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in terms of haptics, material thickness and colour. Small blemishes bear witness to the plane’s long history and are an authentic reminder of its glory days over the clouds.
The DC-3 is an all-metal aircraft without a pressure cabin and has a maximum take-off weight of 11,890 kg, a maximum payload of 3,000 kg and a fuel capacity of 3,000 l. The low-wing aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney R1830-90 double-row radial engines with 14 cylinders each. The DC-3 flies at speeds of up to 346 km/h, altitudes of up to 6,680 m and its maximum range is 800 km at full load.
The Aviationtags are 100% authentic original airplane skin. The origin of the material can be traced back seamlessly all the way to when the plane was first sold and the customers are supplied with important and interesting information on aircraft history in the form of our (b)logbook.
The tags are Made in Germany and for the most part are painstakingly crafted by hand right at the small manufacture in Cologne – where they love to turn something old and wonderful into something new and wonderful.
Each tag is one of a kind with a unique serial number. This allows Aviationtag to step in with its “Lost & Found” service to help reunite you with your Aviationtag if you ever lose it.