This is the old Entex 1/144 Space Shuttle Booster rockets
and fuel tank minus the actual shuttle. The DC 3 is the Minicraft DC 3/C47.
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I got the idea several years ago while thumbing through
a book about the legendary Douglas DC 3. The drawing and text suggested that the DC 3 had been around for so
long and used for just about every conceivable purpose so why not as a substitute For the Space Shuttle. Sounded like
a good idea to me so this summer I finally got around to building the model.
I originally built it as an entry into a What If contest on
another web site but the site manager said it didn't meet the criteria for his contest.