C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft, most notable for carrying military cargo, transporting wounded and deploying the men of the 101st, 82nd and 17th Airborne Divisions, as well as certain special forces and Paramarine units. The C-47, based on the Douglas DC-3, became the backbone of the United States Army Air Force, almost 10,000 produced, introduced shortly after Pearl Harbor in 1942, originally seeing service in the Pacific Theater. Known famously for its service in the European Theater, the C-47 makes its appearance in multiple Medal of Honor games, carrying the player into battle as part of the 82nd, 101st and 17th Airborne Divisions.
The C-47's crew more often than not comprises a pilot, a co-pilot, and a jump master who often is an officer within the troopers' unit, usually also jumping with them. Able to carry 16 fully equipped paratroopers, until the C-46 Commando, the C-47 and C-53s remained the primary military transport throughout the war.
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and expansion packs
The only appearance of the C-47 in the game was at the Basic Training level, where several such aircraft flew in the sky. A more significant appearance of the C-47 was in expansion packs. In Spearhead C-47 made dropping paratroopers in Normandy. In Breakthrough, these aircraft participated in the landing in Sicily, where they mostly towed the WACO CG-4A.
Behind the scenes to the mission Several Bridges Too Far, you can see a cut-out scene of paratroopers landing. Most likely it should have happened at the level of Arnhem Knight. Also, most likely, the aircraft that dropped paratroopers were C-47.
C-47 appears in the cutscene for the mission "A Bridge on the River Kwai". There was Sergeant Joe Griffin and Major Bromley. Due to the fact that anti-aircraft fire began Griffin accidentally fell out of the plane.
Parked C-47 can be found on the multiplayer map Crash Landing.
C-47s appear on all levels, where during each operation they drop paratroopers.
As in Vanguard, C-47s appear in all missions to drop paratroopers.
The C-47 appears in Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
- In Frontline at the level of Stealing the Show, the bombing is carried out by C-47s, who play the role of bombers. Most likely this is due to the lack of a model of the American bomber.
- Also model C-47 is taken from the Medal of Honor: Allied Assault.
- In Medal of Honor: Heroes at the level of Take the Airfield in the hangar is a masked model C-47, which serves as a German bomber.