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Douglas C-53 'Skytrooper'

Description
  Manufacturer:Douglas


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  Base model:C-53
  Designation:C-53
  Nickname:Skytrooper
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
 
 
 
 

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
41-20045 / 41-20136, 42-6455 / 42-6504, 42-15530 / 42-15569, 42-15870 / 42-15894, 42-47371 / 42-47382

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Air Force Flight Test Center MuseumEdwards AFBCalifornia

C-53 on display

Air Force Flight Test Center Museum
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 C Baird
 Phx, AZ
Some very nice photos of a C-53B Skytrooper can be found at this link: http://arizonawrecks.com/youlllikethis/c53.html

10/13/2006 @ 16:30 [ref: 14447]
 Robert E. West
 Palmdale, CA
This aircraft was built as a C-53, actual serial number 41-20094, c/n 4864. It was later transferred to the US Navy as Bu No 05074 where it most likely gained the astrodome and large cargo doors. After a hitch in the Navy it went to civilian life as a DC-3A-S1C3G, N1301. The S1C3G reflects the modifications to engines.
11/25/2005 @ 15:11 [ref: 11793]
 John Ford
 Vacaville, CA
C-53 serial numbers 41-20054, 41-20070, and 41-20053. Ships operated by the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1942. Info from recently declassified historical documents of the squadron.
04/24/2002 @ 20:34 [ref: 4790]
 John Ford
 Vacaville, CA
C-53 serial numbers 41-20054, 41-20070, and 41-20053. Ships operated by the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1942. Info from recently declassified historical documents of the squadron.
04/24/2002 @ 20:33 [ref: 4789]

 
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