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4 props Looks like baby 747?  
User currently offlineDavid Gentry From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

I have seen a picture on someones web site long ago of a 4 prop airplane that has the cockpit mounted above the main body. This aircraft looks some what like a baby 747 or what could be jokingly called a 747 trainer. We recently had one here in IND but I only got there in time to watch it lumber off the runway. Any and all info and pictures of this aircraft would greatly be appreciated.

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User currently offlineDenny Payne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

I believe what you are describing is an ATL-98 Carvair, of which there are a few pictures on this site. Do a search on keyword Carvair and you will find them. It appears to be a conversion of a DC-4.

User currently offlinejim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 1800 times:

Sounds to me that youare looking for a 'Carvair'. This was (I was told long ago) a modified DC-6. It was, and still is, usaed for hauling cars.

Until last year, there were 2 based in Griffin, GA. One crashed while attempting a 3-engine take-off. The other is currently based at Tara Field, adjacent to the NASCAR track just south of ATL.

I think there are photos available under the 'props' section here at airliners.net. I'll look and get the photo #'s back to you.


User currently offlinejim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 1798 times:

Well, I just read Denny's post. Sorry to repeat his answer

User currently offlineDavid From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1800 times:

Hey thanks alot for the info guys.

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