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Li-2? Or DC-3?  
User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Below is a postcard of a Cubana aircraft, but what I am trying to ascertain is if it is an Li-2 or DC-3? Cubana operated both aircraft, and there is no markings on the back which indicate this.

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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 792 times:

I would guess it is a DC-3, because by the time Cuba fell into the Soviet sphere, the Li-2 would have long been out of standard use - having gone to early jets and leter prop-planes. And I'm sure there were hundreds of DC-3s in Cuba from the 40s and 50s.


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 792 times:

I just confirmed it. Cubana operated a number of DC-3s and C-47s, and the only Soviet-built piston-engined planes were Il-14s, which don't look quite the same.


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 772 times:

I'd have to agree, though it's hard to tell since the airtist didn't do the airframe any justice.

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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 772 times:

Check the engine cowlongs .. they look different due to diferent engines, those from the postcard look liket hos used on the DC-3


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