“Transport airplane deploys Paratroopers onto the battlefield from above. Paratroopers do not cause enemy defenders to spawn. Tap anywhere to designate the drop location. Transports must wait to load more troops before they can be re-deployed.”

Historical Description[edit | edit source]

The immense scope of WWII necessitated advances in every field of military aviation, including transport. The Douglas C-47 Skytrain (popularly known as the 'gooney bird') was considered the finest transport of the conflict, seeing service in every theater under all major Allied powers. Skytrains dropped tens of thousands of paratroops into the Netherlands and Germany in Operation Market Garden, and again into Normandy on D-Day. They were also well known for flying 'The Hump,' a supply route over the Himalayas between India and China. After the war, C-47s were instrumental in the initial stages of the Berlin Airlift. They remained in U.S. service through the Vietnam war.

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