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C-47/R4D Skytrain
The DC-3 did not go unnoticed by one of Douglas' oldest customers -- the U.S. Army. The C-47 Skytrain became its standard transport aircraft. A reinforced fuselage floor and the addition of a large cargo door were the only major modifications. Other changes included the fitting of cargo hooks beneath the center wing section and the removal of the tail cone to mount a hook for towing gliders.
Douglas C-47 Skytrain in WWII (Part One)
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain in WWII (Part One)
In 1941 the U.S. Army Air Forces selected a modified version of the DC-3, the C-47 Skytrain, to become...
Douglas C-47 Skytrain in WWII (Part Two)
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain in WWII (Part Two)
The C-47 Skytrain operated from every continent in the world and participated in every major battle....
Douglas C-47 Skytrain in World War II (Part Three)
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain in World War II (Part Three)
In 1941 the U.S. Army Air Forces selected a modified version of the DC-3, the C-47 Skytrain, to become...
Douglas C-47 Testing Floats
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Douglas C-47 Testing Floats
In addition to the 455 DC-3 commercial transports built for the airlines, 10,174 were produced as C-47...
Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Post WWII
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Post WWII
Every branch of the U.S military and all major allied powers flew the C-47. The U.S. Navy version was...
Douglas R4D Skytrain in WWII
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Douglas R4D Skytrain in WWII
In 1941 the U.S. Army Air Forces selected a modified version of the DC-3, the C-47 Skytrain, to become...
Douglas R4D Skytrain In Flight
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Douglas R4D Skytrain In Flight
In 1941 the U.S. Army Air Forces selected a modified version of the DC-3, the C-47 Skytrain, to become...
Douglas R4D Skytrain, Post WWII
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Douglas R4D Skytrain, Post WWII
Every branch of the U.S military and all major allied powers flew the C-47. The U.S. Navy version was...
Douglas R4D Skytrain in Arctic Conditions
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Douglas R4D Skytrain in Arctic Conditions
For both airline and military use, the DC-3/C-47/R4D proved to be tough, flexible, and easy to operate...
C-47s Towing CG-4A WACO Gliders
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C-47s Towing CG-4A WACO Gliders
By 1941 the old Air Corps had been transformed into the Army Air Forces, and it selected a modified version...
C-47 Skytrain in Flight
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C-47 Skytrain in Flight
In 1941 the Army Air Forces selected a modified version of the DC-3 -- the C-47 Skytrain -- to become...
C-47 Skytrain on Tarmac
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C-47 Skytrain on Tarmac
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1941-1946): In 1941 the DC-3 was selected as the standard transport aircraft for...
C-47 Skytrain at Long Beach with Soldiers
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C-47 Skytrain at Long Beach with Soldiers
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1941-1946): In 1941 the DC-3 was selected as the standard transport aircraft for...
C-47 Skytrain Assembly
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C-47 Skytrain Assembly
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (1941-1946): In 1941 the DC-3 was selected as the standard transport aircraft for...
Douglas R4D-8 on Tarmac
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Douglas R4D-8 on Tarmac
The R4D-8 was built on the airframe of the Super DC-3, which was a modifed DC-3 that offered great performance...
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