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Herpa is releasing a diorama set to mark the 60th anniversary of the start of the Berlin airlift, which will take the onlooker back to the dramatic times of the blockade. From June 24, 1948 until May 12, 1949, The Soviet Union blocked all access roads via water and land to the Western sectors of Berlin to force the western allies to pull out of Berlin, which the Soviet Union claimed for itself. They then provided the West-Berlin population via air with food and coal. Three C-47 models of the US Air Force – among the also the legendary “Camel Caravan To Berlin” with the hand-painted camel “Clarence” on the fuselage as well as “The Berlin Train” whose original is now displayed on the premises of the former Rhine Main Air Force Base near Frankfurt/Main. A partial edition is now also available from the Herpa trademark shop. Please note: this version with item number 524803 includes the three models as well as the showcase – the sound base however is not included. The version with sound base has the item number 461498.