48 Hour Photo Comp No 100: Get ya' Daks out!

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48 Hour Photo Comp No 100: Get ya' Daks out!

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I was lucky enough to win one of these competitions a few weeks back and chose Douglas aircraft excluding the Dak. For this our 100th competition, this is your chance to show us your Dakotas, C-47s and also C-117s. If there's an interesting "back story" to the photo or the airframe, go ahead and tell. As usual, maximum of three entries per person.

Here's three to get you in the mood!
ImageNR6A8293 by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageDouglas DC-3A Dakota HB-IRJ Breitling by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

ImageDouglas C-47A Dakota TF-NPK Icelandair by Andrew Shaw, on Flickr

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1 . GVA in 2012
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2. Amsterdam 2016 - I had a great pleasure to fly above the city and the airport with wonderful crew and machine - Princess Amalia - former Royal Family plane
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3. Caen 2019 - Daks over Normandy. Weather was absolutely bad... I guess b/w adds the atmosphere to this photo.
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1. Image
Daks over Duxford by Dan Elms, on Flickr

2. Image
Little Egypt by Dan Elms, on Flickr

3. Image
DaksOverDuxford-51-Edit by Dan Elms, on Flickr

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I have a lot of photos of Dakotas, but not a lot of good photos of Dakotas:
ImageDaksAtDuxford_8 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageDaksAtDuxford_99 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr

ImageGoodwoodRevival2019_45 by Sarah Horsley, on Flickr
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This C-47 is painted to represent a RNZAF 42 Sqn airframe that was a VIP machine when the queen came to NZ in 1953 - at the start of her coronation tour.

Wonderful value to fly in her if anyone comes to NZ !

Image365 (1) by Andy Heap, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5862 by Andy Heap, on Flickr

Image364b by Andy Heap, on Flickr

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Total opposite of the F-5 comp - I have an abundance of Dak shots!

ImageDouglas C-47A and C-47B Skytrain - 01 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageDouglas C-47A Skytrain - 27 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageDouglas C-47A Skytrain - 61 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

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Quite possibly the single greatest aircraft design of all time... it's nuts that these things are still flying in such numbers, and indeed still heavily used as working aircraft. All hail the mighty Dak...

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by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

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Had to dig around to find these

1. G-DAKK arriving for the 2000 Biggin Hill Air Fair
ImageBiggin_Hill_20000602_0009 by Tony Adams, on Flickr

2. C-117 at the museum, El Toro, 1996
Image199610_USMCC117D3 by Tony Adams, on Flickr

3. ZA947 lining up on "19" at RAF Valley, 2015
ImageBBMF Dak by Tony Adams, on Flickr

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At the Delta Museum at Atlanta, GA
Imagez20170822_125102 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

G-AMHJ at Newcastle in 1982
Imagez1982019_13 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

G-AMRA at Cosford in 2006.
ImagezDSC_9828 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr



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People's Liberation Army Air Force Lisunov Li-2 pretending to be a Republic Of China AF C-47, allegedly used for a film. Photographed at a storage area in Datangshan in 1998.
Further research suggests that this is in fact an TS-62 (Russian modified C-47B with ASh-62IR engines and extra window on the port side, the Li-2 has an extra window on the starboard side as well, which I didn't photograph....) This aircraft is now allegedly painted in US markings at Datangshan.

Image476 Lisunov Li-2 ROC AF markings by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

An old stored USAF C-47A in the twilight of its existence at Ryan Field AZ in 1980.

Image0-22412'6' C-47A USAF by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

One of the more unusual residents at Beale AFB in 1980 an ex US Dept of Agriculture C-47A used to transport male fruit flies sterilised by radiation as a form of biological pest control, hence the 'radioactive fly' badge on the fin and under the cockpit window. This US government program was used to protect fruit crops. The aircraft was later re-registered as N60480 and painted in D-Day markings for display at the Yanks Air Museum, Chino, California

ImageN7252N C-47A Dep of Agriculture ex 42-23668 by Keith Heywood, on Flickr
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Loads of Dak pics, not many scanned

Air Atlantique/Racal/Thales radar tester
Imageimg996 by Paul Downes, on Flickr

RAE Farnborough's Portpatrick Princess in her ripple days prior to BBMF hand over
ImageDakota C3 ZA947 RAE Farnborough by Paul Downes, on Flickr

Another ex RAE tester, TS423 was Mayfly with big thimble nose back in the day
Imageimg833 by Paul Downes, on Flickr
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Jet Prop DC-3 in 1992 at Farnborough.

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Italian Dakota at Fairford in 1985.

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BBMF Dakota at East Fortune in 2009.

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Three from me - not for the quality but more for the record:

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Arriving into Providenciales Airport, Turks & Caicos

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Joint Services Open House, Andrews AFB, 2008

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Joint Services Open House, Andrews AFB, 1972
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I was 10 when i went to Malta in 82 when they were filming airline. They had several Dakotas based at Luqa which participated in the final scene. wish I had a camera then.

Good subject Andy.
Image580A0694 by andrew abbott, on Flickr

bit of an arty farty pic but it kind of accentuates the panel lines of the Dak
Imagekwicherbichen by andrew abbott, on Flickr

Finally G-AMYJ who is still kept in a live condition at Yorkshire Air museum. I've had the pleasure of being in one of the front (nav) seat on one of the engine runs. An experience that I will never forget.
ImageIMG_2453 by andrew abbott, on Flickr
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2 views of a Lisunov Li-2 that came to Le Bourget in 1994 for a warbird gathering.
I read somewhere that it sadly crashed not long after.

ImageLi-2 #2_mod by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageLi-2 #1_mod by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

And something more "classic" & "academic", @ Melun 2019:
ImageDSC_5461 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

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Three from me:

Firstly, Flabob Express getting airborne from its home base, near Riverside, CA in 2011. It was quite surreal to see this sitting on the hallowed turf of Old Warden in 2019, something I never imagined in my wildest dreams.
ImageIMG_2488 by Mike, on Flickr

Secondly, the only C-41 built. This was the personal transport of Hap Arnold, the commanding General of the USAAF, based near Washington DC during the war. Seen here over Sonoma CA, airborne from its home base at the time of Oakland. It is now with Scott Glover's Mid America Flight Museum in Texas

ImageIMG_2252 by Mike, on Flickr

Finally, the world's last flyable DC-2, seen departing the epic 2010 Rock Falls DC-3 gathering for Oshkosh in the hands of the legendary Clay Lacy. It is now grounded and part of the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, Seattle. Sadly there are now no DC-2s airworthy worldwide.

ImageIMG_3811 by Mike, on Flickr

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