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#AA-2136   1/72 scale  Curtiss YC-76 Caravan  Experimental all-wood transport


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features


48 resin parts


Clear resin canopies, decal


Span 457 mm


Length 289 mm


Unit price: US$148

Shipping charge: US$28

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal



Aircraft History and Specification

In 1941, the U.S. War Department required for a twin-engine transport comparable in performance to the Douglas C-47, to be constructed of "non-strategic materials". At the time, U.S. government feared that the thousands of new aircraft needed for the war effort might create shortages of aluminum alloys. The Curtiss proposal, submitted as the Model CW-27, utilizing wood construction with tricycle undercarriage. The AAF ordered the CW-27 into production under the designation C-76 Caravan. The initial contract calling for 11 YC-76 service test samples. It made it first flight on January 1943. Testing revealed the aircraft to be seriously underpowered for its weight. By the time the War Department terminated the contrat. All the YC-76 were subsequently grounded. Five C-76s made flight to Air Command bases and were used as instructional air-frame.










Troop and cargo transport

To design and build a transport made entirely of stainless steel to the US military




2x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Double Wasp radials engine

192 mph


23 troops or 9,700 lb. cargo


Model References

The Curtiss YC-76 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A.A.F. Transport airplane in late time of World War II

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

Lockheed C-56/-57 Lodestar

Lockheed C-59/-60 Lodestar

Noorduyn C-64 Norseman

Lockheed C-69 Constellation

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Boeing C-75 Stratoliner

Curtiss C-76 Caravan

Cessna C-77

Cessna UC-78 Bibcat

Junkers C-79 (Ju52/3M)

Harlow C-80

Stinson UC-81 Reliant

Fairchild C-82 Packet

Piper C-83 Cub (L-4F)

Douglas C-84

Lockheed UC-85 Orion

Fairchild C-86

Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express

Fairchild C-88

Hamilton C-89

Luscombe C-90Stinson C-91

Akron-Funk UC-92

Budd C-93A Conestoga (RB-1)

Cessna C-94

Taylorcraft UC-95

Fairchild UC-96

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

Boeing C-98 Clipper

Convair XC-99

Northrop UC-100 Gamma

Lockheed UC-101 Vega

Rearwin C-102 Speedster

Grumman UC-103 (F3F)

Lockheed C-104

Boeing C-105 (XB-15)

Cessna C-106

Stout C-107 Skycar III

Boeing YC-109 VIP Transport

Consolidated C-109 Liberator tanker

Douglas C-110

Lockheed C-111 Super Electra