Aviation Photo #0829286 Douglas DC-4-... - Mexicana

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Getting ready for departure. Also two Mexicana DC-3's and a Boeing 247 (with opened nose section). Dedicated to my father's memory and to all aviation golden-era pilots and crews who were the pioneers of modern aviation. Photographed by my father at Balbuena Field. Original slide heavily scratched so I restored it.
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    Jorge Rocafort - AeroImagenes de Mexico
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    Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
    Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
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    10367
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    Mexico City (- Licenciado Benito Juarez International)
    Mexico
    April 1953
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Photo Added: May 03, 2005

Comments (13)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent! Glad you clarified it is "a 247 w/ nose section open"; I was almost ready to say it was a Caproni jet! The quad-motor has square windows...are you sure it is a DC-4? Perhaps an early DC-6? -rsa 2010-05-07
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excelent, just excelent photo, it also shows how change is the airport form then
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent restoration job. *****
Anonymous
6 years ago
EXCELENTE! MMMMX at its very best!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow! this is so delicious .... :) i guess i´m strange but i´d love to live then. would be only too happy to miss red bull and iPod and ... :D
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent airliners, taken at a time when true flying was still important... a fun and exciting time to work in the airline biz!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Gdg
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot and nice blurb
Anonymous
4 years ago
Exceptional photo! I spy a 2nd Boeing 247. With well over a dozen ground handlers and technicians in action, you can feel the dynamic. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fantastic piece of history - thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Hi, visitor from USA. Should be a DC-4, (C-54A-15-DC), c/n 10367, ex PAA N88924 ex USAAF 42-72262
Anonymous
2 years ago
Hey look at that sophisticated tower in the background. It looks ten years ahead of its time.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Thanks for restoring and sharing this beautiful photo.

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