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Picture of the Douglas XC-47C Skytrain (DC-3) aircraft

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42-5671 (cn 7365) First flew in July 1942. Fitted with large wheeled Edo floats for operations in Pacific areas which were devoid of airstrips. The heavy gear reduced payload and strong cross winds caused control difficulties. After testing in the USA this aircraft crashed in Jamaica Bay NY on 13 November 1943. It is believed there were five other conversions made in the Pacific war zone. From Douglas 60 years ago.
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A visitor from - posted Mon December 10, 2012:
Utterly unique. FZardini

A visitor from Canada posted Fri December 7, 2012:
Wow, what I wouldn't give to fly a floater DC-3! This is a delicious pic...

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 7, 2012:
This is why I love Airliners.net

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 7, 2012:
Thanks for sharing, this shot is fantastic!!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 6, 2012:
Incredible!!!

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