COBI 5701 Douglas™ C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) D-Day Edition – Speed Build Review

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During D-Day and for many years after that, the C-47 played a major role. It is also available as a civilian model, but of course we are building the military version here.

Manufacturer: Cobi
Set-Number: 5701
Theme: Military
Release: 2019
Parts: 550
Figures: 2
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
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The first thing in these instructions are stickers that unfortunately have to be glued over several stones. Otherwise everything is as usual. Completed construction steps are grayed out so that the new, colored blocks can be easily set.


We start with the lower part of the aircraft, which is completely light gray on the outside. There is no inner workings with this model. Only a small part at the stern is left out, from which the paratroopers jump.

Even if there is no decoration inside, it still has to be filled in to give the model stability. Now we are already assembling the first minifigure. The legs are included in the set, but are not required. Thanks to the molded cockpit part, it can only be placed with the upper body.

In the following construction steps we put the two wings together. In the end, the two of them get a sticker, but at least most of the decoration was made of tiles.

After the wings have been placed on the chassis, they are fixed from above and below. Then we continue building the middle section.

The rear is built separately and then attached to the body. Then we build the two machines and put another molded part for the cockpit.

Now it’s time to close the body of the aircraft, attach the rear wing and propeller and build the second minifigure. An antenna is simulated with a thread that is not included in the set. Finally, we apply the stickers, without which the model would look a little bare. The windows go over several modules.


The model is quite large, but does not come close to the dimensions of the B-17. On the other hand, it is more stable and cannot be pushed in so easily. There are some printed parts, but there are also a lot of stickers that go over several stones.

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