airlineguy
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DC3 On Floats

Sat Feb 03, 2001 1:30 am

I was just wondering if a DC3 is ever been put on floats and if so does anyone know where to get pictures? They would have to be some pretty big floats.

Thanks
 
copper1
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RE: DC3 On Floats

Sat Feb 03, 2001 1:57 am

If you can find a copy of Airways from July 1998 there is an article with photos. Reg. of DC-3 on floats is N130Q. At the time it was owned by a guy named Max Folsom and was based out of Greenville Maine. It was at the time, the only DC-3 on floats.

Article goes on to state that the USAAF ordered 150 sets of Edo 78-29,400 floats for C-47's so I am sure there are military photos somewhere as well. Eventually only 30 sets of floats were manufactured and not all were installed. Designation of C-47 on floats was C-47C.

N130Q was originally a C-53D Skytrooper USAAF serial No. 42-68834 Manuf. Ser No. 11761. It was delivered to the USAAF in October 1943, acquired by eastern Airlines in November 1945, modified to DC-3 standards and registered NC86562. It stayed with Eastern till 1952.

I am pretty sure that I read somewhere that this aircraft has since been sold but I can't remember any of the details.

Hope this helps.

Copper1
 
copper1
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RE: DC3 On Floats

Sat Feb 03, 2001 2:04 am

Appears I was wrong on the sale of this aircraft. Just ran a search of the registration and the plane comes back registered to
HBF Inc
PO Box 507
Greenville, Maine
04441-0507.

You can write to this company and perhaps they will forward a photo or two.

Good Luck

Copper1
 
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RE: DC3 On Floats

Mon Feb 05, 2001 12:30 am

You could always try this site for images of the aircraft


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