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Li-2? Or DC-3?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:08 pm

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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RE: Li-2? Or DC-3?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:19 pm

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.

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RE: Li-2? Or DC-3?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:23 pm

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.

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RE: Li-2? Or DC-3?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:04 pm

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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RE: Li-2? Or DC-3?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:12 pm

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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