Aviation Photo #2196297 Douglas XC-47C Skytrain (DC-3) - USA - Air Force

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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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    Douglas XC-47C Skytrain (DC-3)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
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Photo Added: December 06, 2012

Comments (5)

Anonymous
4 years ago
Incredible!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Thanks for sharing, this shot is fantastic!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is why I love Airliners.net
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow, what I wouldn't give to fly a floater DC-3! This is a delicious pic...
Anonymous
4 years ago
Utterly unique. FZardini

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