I am trying to locate which VR- squadron an R4D-8 served in, and what R4D type it was before undergoing the "Super DC-3" conversion. Douglas Aircraft changed the construction number upon modification. The Bu No however did not change, which was 17182
The R4D-8 in question is currently based in Honolulu, HI, and is about to take to the Hawaiian skies for its first time in Kamaka Air colors. The civilian reg is N9796N & c/n 43375. It previously flew with Genavco, here in HNL.
If anyone has any info, it will be greatly appreciated.
Here's what she looks like now ...
Photo © Ivan Nishimura
[Edited 2004-06-23 06:39:54]