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1942 DOUGLAS DC-3/C-47


15000 $15,000 USD
Or Trade

  • For Sale
  • 1942
  • DOUGLAS DC-3/C-47
  • Not Listed
  • Not Listed
  • Vichy, MO USA
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General Specs (cont.)

Project

1973

Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

STILL AVAILABLE! Use As Static Display Or Restore To Fly! Solid Start For Your Own DC3 project. With A Rich Airline History & WW2 Service Record, Any Restoration Configuration Is Historically Accurate!

Avionics / Equipment

Some old instruments remain in the panel

Engines / Mods / Prop

Aircraft was built as a DC3 before the war, then modified as a C-49K and impressed into service. After the war she served with multiple passenger airlines. In 1956 she was converted into an executive transport role (we have the layout). Her most recent iteration was a cargo role.

Interior / Exterior

The plywood floor has been removed to check for corrosion in the belly of the aircraft, it is full of zinc chromate. The walls still have cargo ops plastic installed on them. Some sheet metal work will need to be done to repair this aircraft including the skin above the Pilot's windshield, and skin approximately where the Navigator's compartment was. Copilot wing will need repaired, Pilot's wing needs checked over

Remarks

FOR SALE! We are proud to offer up this C-49K. Originally being built for American Airlines, the US joined the war and decided she would serve great as part of Air Transport Command. She was sent to Morrison Field in West Palm Beach Florida for use in the 27th AAF Ferrying Wing (later renamed Caribbean Wing) for the war. In June 1945 she restarted her airline career flying for Eastern, Frontier, Southern, Zantop, & Capitol. In 1956 she was converted by Remmert-Werner, of St. Louis, to a corporate/executive configuration for the Union Camp Paper Company. In 1973 She was purchased for cargo operations. The owners flew her in the D-Day 50th anniversary flight. In 2008 she received some damage from a tornado, and she has sat since.

The fuselage has some damage on the copilot side just forward of the engine. There is corrosion above the windshield. The left (pilot) wing appears undamaged. The right (copilot) wing will need repaired. The vertical & horizontal appear in good condition. The inside of the fuselage is full of zinc chromate & has very minimal corrosion. CorrosionX has been sprayed on any corrosion we've seen. Center section is bolted together, not riveted, which means you can disassemble and truck down the road. Wings have bolted rear section as well. Very great starting point with many of the "little" pieces. These don't come up very often anymore, get yourself one before they're all gone!

This is a PROJECT aircraft. She could be made flying again with the proper work. This is a great opportunity for a museum or an airport wanting a static display/gate guard. Interested parties should contact us immediately as this aircraft will need to be moved in a timely manner. If you would like to view the aircraft you need to schedule with us. The Aircraft is located at the Rolla-Vichy Airport (VIH)

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