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Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

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Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by upnorth » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:20 pm

I thought the Douglas propliners would be a good theme to build a thread on. Douglas was a powerhouse of the era and aircraft class and, I think, there's very few sounds as evocative as a group of big radial engines growling in unison.

I'll suggest as a guideline that we keep as close to how Douglas intended the aircraft to be. In other words, non Douglas variations are allowable as long as the original Douglas lines of the aircraft are clearly visible. So a basic Lisunov Li-2 or Basler BT-67 would be fair game as the DC-3 is clearly visible in them while the ATL-98 Carvair would be out as the DC-4 is not so easily discernable in it.

At that, I'll kick it off with a few shots of the Red Bull DC-6 as it was seen at Pardubice, Czech Republic in early summer of 2014. This was not long after it had been been put on the Austrian civil register as OE-LDM:

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Here's the same plane at Zeltweg, Austria in 2013 still wearing its previous American registration, N996DM:
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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by keithnewsome » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:55 pm

Very good choice of subject ! ...... one of my favourites ..... I will start with a few from a trip to Opa Locka some time ago.

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Post by keithnewsome » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:15 pm

The two DC-4's at North weald from some time ago, one recently broken up, and the other for sale !!!!

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by Grass73 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:34 am

ImageDouglas DC-6 swingtail by Niall Grant, on Flickr
DC-6 Swingtail, N434TA, Northern Air Cargo at Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, June 2002 - scanned from Fujichrome slide.

ImageAir Cargo Express, N888DG, Douglas DC-6 by Niall Grant, on Flickr
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, again this time, Air Cargo Express, N888DG, Douglas DC-6

ImageDouglas DC-6, Spirit of America by Niall Grant, on Flickr
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, June 2002, Everts Air Fuel, N444CE, Douglas DC-6, "Spirit of America"

ImageConifair, N3050P, Douglas DC-6 by Niall Grant, on Flickr
Conifair, N3050P, Douglas DC-6 (c/n 44073/406). Started out in 1953 with Flying Tigers before moving on to Northwest, Zantop, Satum, Conifair and finally to Everts for parts.

ImageBrooks Fuels, N44911, Douglas DC-4 by Niall Grant, on Flickr
Brooks Fuels, N44911,Douglas C-54 Skymaster sitting at its base at Fairbanks in 2002. Destroyed in ground fire in 2004.

ImageAir to Air with Classic Air, HB-ISC, Doulgas DC-3 by Niall Grant, on Flickr
Classic Air's DC-3 high above the Alps. 11th September 2004.

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by upnorth » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:00 am

Beautiful stuff, guys! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by phat01 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:17 pm

Caught this one at Newquay 28/07/13

ImageN431HM by Phil Salter, on Flickr
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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by LondonEye » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:15 pm

A DC-3 in the Calgary Museum 2005.

ImageDC3 Northwest CF-BZI Calgary

A DC-3 at Duxford show July 2005.

ImageDC3 ICELANDAIR TF-NPK 3 Duxford

A DC-6 at Biggin Hill airshow 2006.

ImageDC6 Air Atlantique G-APSA 7 Biggin Hill

The same DC-6 at Biggin Hill airshow 2008. Still owned by Air Atlantique.

ImageDC-6A British Eagle G-APSA 4 Biggin Hill

Finally, a scan DC-6 at Gatwick in 1977 doing enthusiast flights.

ImageDC-6 IFA OO-IFA Gatwick

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Post by keithnewsome » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:10 pm

DC-6 G-APSA at Coventry May 2010.

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Post by Tally-ho » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:21 pm

We came across this DC-3 Dakota at the Cerbaiola Aviation Museum near Rimini, Italy.

The information board says "This DC-3, built in 1944 for the US Navy, belonged from 1954 to 1961 to American actor Clark Gable (Gone With The Wind fame). On this plane also flew Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, JF Kennedy, Ted Kennedy and Ronald Reagan". The museum contends that they are in possession of logs to back this up.

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Dakota of actor Clark Gable
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DC-3 Dakota interior
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Post by keithnewsome » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:18 pm

A few from my flight in DC-7B N836D some time ago .....

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by WingNut » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:53 am

1949 Douglas DC3 @ Historic Flight Foundation's Vintage Aircraft Weekend, Payne Field September 4/15

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by Tally-ho » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:02 pm

Parked at Coventry airport and known as the "DC-6 Diner" this DC-6 (G-SIXC) has a colourful history. Pictures taken May 2015.

"DC-6B G-SIXC, built in September 1958, spent most of its life in Southeast Asia, and now resides at Coventry Airport, England. After serving with the CIA and Royal Air Lao, it was bought by Air Atlantique Group in 1987. Its last commercial flight was on October 26, 2004. It featured in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. No longer flying, it was converted into a static restaurant at Coventry airport, the "DC-6 Diner". (Source: Wiki)

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Douglas DC-6 'Diner'
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DC-6 Air Atlantique
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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by Gugnunc » Tue May 10, 2016 5:39 pm

Here's G-AMRA Air Atlantique DC-3 at Waddington 2 July 2005.

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Scanned this in from an old negative..have cleaned it up best I can. Air Atlantic G-AMPY at a Coventry airshow in the 1980's

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by Gugnunc » Sun May 15, 2016 5:19 pm

G-AMPY in her RAF colours at Cosford 10th June 2007

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by Mike » Sun May 15, 2016 5:47 pm

Some of the Millardair fleet at rest, Toronto October 1980..................

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Post by Gugnunc » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:28 pm

DC-6 G-APSA at Gan 1964 in British Eagle colours.. earlier flights she had been in Cunard Eagle colours. I think all they did was just change the word Cunard to British

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by upnorth » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:58 am

Here's the Brietling DC-3 at Pardubice, Czech Republic at the end of May, 2016:

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by 1marshn30 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:05 pm

Coventry in the mid 80s home to the Air Atlantique fleet DC-3s

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Re: Douglas Propliners: DC-1 to DC-7

Post by acw367 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:06 pm

HB-IRJ Douglas DC-3A Dakota Breitling RIAT Fairford 20 July 2015

ImageHB-IRJ RIAT Fairford 20 July 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-ANAF Douglas DC-3C-R-1830-90C Air Atlantique Coventry 19 April 2015

ImageG-ANAF Coventry 19 April 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-APSA Douglas DC-6A British Eagle Coventry 19 April 2015

ImageG-APSA Coventry 19 April 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-SIXC Douglas DC-6B Air Atlantique, now the "DC-6 Diner" restaurant Coventry 19 April 2015

ImageG-SIXC Coventry 19 April 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

N57123 Douglas DC-3 Dakota Basler Turbo Conversions Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageN57123 Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

N61981 Douglas DC-3 Dakota Behind, N88874 42-92847 Douglas AC-47A Spooky in front, Basler Turbo Conversions Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageN61981 N88874 42-92847 Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

XA-RPN Douglas DC-3 Dakota ex-Aero Libertad Basler Turbo Conversions Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageXA-RPN Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

N21728 Douglas DC3-G202A Henry Ford Museum Dearborn 4 December 2015. Displayed in Northwest livery, but never flew for that airline

ImageN21728 Henry Ford Museum Dearborn 4 December 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

N47060 Douglas DC-3 Dakota Basler Turbo Conversions Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageN47060 Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

N843MB Douglas DC-3 Dakota Basler Turbo Conversions Wittman Field Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageN843MB Wittman Field Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

N21BF Douglas DC-3 Dakota Basler Airlines Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageN21BF Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

N61981 Douglas DC-3 Dakota Basler Turbo Conversions Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageN61981 Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

N683LS foreground, XA-RPN ex-Aero-Liberlad background. Douglas DC-3 Dakota Basler Turbo Conversions Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageN683LS XA-RPN Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

N7772 42-23835 Douglas DC-3 Dakota EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 9 September 2011

ImageN7772 42-23835 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 9 September 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr

NC1945 Douglas DC3-G202A Trans World Airlines Save-A-Connie National Airline History Museum Kansas City Downtown 29 September 2012

ImageNC1945 National Airline History Museum Kansas City Downtown 29 September 2012 by ACW367, on Flickr

210084 N147DC Douglas DC-3 Aces High RIAT Fairford 14 July 2011

Image210084 N147DC RIAT Fairford 14 July 2011 by ACW367, on Flickr
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