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a repaint for version 2 of the Douglas C-47 by Manfred Jahn and colleagues in the colors of R4D-6S #50783 of the Dallas/Fort Worth wing of the Confederate Air Force.

It's history can be read here: http://www.douglasdc3.com/r4d/r4d.htm.

The paint is here: http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/4965-manfred-jahns-douglas-c-47-r4d-ready-4-duty/

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I try, I try...

 

 

We all try, at one thing or another, but you seem to be better than most at getting the rubber on the road.

 

John

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The CP Air one brings back some fond memories. It is a wonderful collection. Your talents are always impressive.

Thank you Jan

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thank you for your kind words!

 

Here the lastest from the paint shed:

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interesting history, this one:

On April 21, 1957, at 1321 hours, N65276, operating as Frontier Airlines flight 7 departed Prescott, Arizona enroute to Phoenix under visual flight rules (VFR) with 21 passengers and one stewardess. As the flight proceeded southbound toward Phoenix the weather deteriorated to a point where the flight could no longer remain clear of clouds and maintain VFR. Captain Welling requested and received an instrument flight rules (IFR) clearance to proceed to Phoenix via Knob intersection thence to the Phoenix omni range, maintain 7000 feet. The crew never acknowledged receiving the clearance. It is suspected that the reason there was no response is that this was the precise moment that flight 7 struck the west ridge of a mountain at the 4500’ level southeast of Prescott shearing off twelve feet of the left wing and six feet of the left aileron. After declaring an emergency, flight 7 landed safely at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport without further incident. There was no injury to the passengers or crew. The wing was replaced and the aircraft continued flying for Frontier. Sadly, N65276 was lost in a tragic accident in 1967 on a snowy Denver day when a rudder-lock had been placed on an elevator and not removed prior to take-off. Both pilots were killed in the crash. More info, as well as pictures, on these incidents, and an earlier mishap with N65276 can be found here: http://fal-1.tripod.com/FL_Crash.html.

 

link to the paint: http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5015-manfred-jahns-douglas-c-47-frontier-airlines-n65276/

 

happy flying, guys! (but watch out for those mountaintops!)

 

 

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http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5024-manfred-jahns-douglas-c-47-papua-new-guinea-defence-force/

 

C-47B-30-DK c/n# 32877 44-76545, which was built by Douglas and went to the RAAF in april 1945 as A65-84. It flew with 2 ATU with call sign VH-HJM and was later assigned to 34 squadron. After the war, it remained with the RAAF until 1975, when it was one of seven C-47's that were donated to the Papua New Guinea's Defence Force, where it was assigned the serial P2-002. It flew with the PNGDF until the late 1980's, when all C-47's were phased out. The aircraft was retained for display, and can currently been seen standing on pylons at Jackson Airport, see below:

 

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link: http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5032-manfred-jahns-douglas-c-47-pan-american/

 

C-47A N54705, built in 1942 as c/n #12844 serial 42-92983. The aircraft was used as an instrument laboratory for new innovations and wasn’t officially handed over to the USAAF until March 24, 1944. On March 16, 1946 the aircraft was sold as surplus to Pan American Airways and registered as N54705.  The aircraft was used mostly on South American routes until June 19, 1960 when it was sold to Spantax S.A. of Spain. I have painted it in the Blue Ball Scheme it wore between 1957 and 1960 while with Pan Am. The aircraft was last seen as a derelict at Alicante, Spain.

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C-47A 42-92841 of the 61st TCS, based in Saltby, England. It took part in the parachute drops on D-Day and during Market Garden. It remained with the USAF in Germany until 1952, after which it served for a few years in North Africa, before returning to the US. It was transferred to the US Army in 1964, who declared it surplus in 1986. It was tranported by helicopter to Dover AFB, where it was the start of the Air Mobility Command Museum. It was restored to its D-Day markings, when it dropped memebers of the 82nd Airmorne Division near Ste Mere Eglise. It can still be seen in the museum. I painted it in the colors it wore during operation Market Graden, when it dropped British paratroopers near Arnhem.

link to paint: http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5470-manfred-jahns-c-47-q9-r-turf-and-sport-special/

 

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http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5490-manfred-jahns-c-47-thats-all-brother/

 

C-47A 42-92847 of the 438th TCG, based in Greenham Copmmon, England. It was the aircraft that was the lead plane with the parachute droppings on the night of D-Day, dropping men of 502nd PIR of the 101st Airborne Division arond 00:48. It then returned to Greenham Common and later that day pulled a glider to Normandy to reinforce the 82nd Airborne Division. Later it evacuated wounded from France, took part in Operation Market Garden, flew suppliues to Bastogne, took part in Operation Varsity, before returning to the US in 1945. It passed thorugh the hands of several private owners, is rumoured to have flwon for the CIA, and was restored as an AC-47 gunship by the Aero heritage Museum in 2004.. In 2008   it went to Basler for conversion to a turboprop BT-67, when somebody recognised the significance of this aircraft. A kickstarter campaign secured the purchase by the Commemorative Air Force, who are planning to restore her to her D-Day configuration.

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There's a new version out, which is great, but luckily the old paints still fit.

Still, might as well do a few new ones:

 

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Thanks for the repaints JK,:thum: I like the first one for something to fly in South Africa.

 

Tried looking up the company to see where it was based but information was almost non-existent, probably a CIA front.:whis:^_^

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Very nice. I love that first one, clean classic colors that still use the chrome skin.

 

I just keep hearing Beevis and Butthead chuckling over the name...sigh.

 

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You always deliver a broad selection of paints form around the world and this one is no different, nicely done Jan Kees.:)

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again, thank you for your comments, they are appreciated!

Here's a few more C-47's:

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DC-3-313 C/n 2173 painted as CP-1059 of Trans Aereos San Miguel of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It was built in 1939, and flew in the US as NC21785, N257H and N517DW before finding its way to Bolivia. It was damaged beyond repair after a crash on take off from San Ignacio de Moxos Airport in 1987

 

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C-47B-35-DK c/n 33352 44-77020 in the colors it wore when flying with Air Manitoba as C-GSCC between 1984 and 1991. The aircraft is currently based in France as F-AZOX.

 

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C-47A-1-DL c/n 6346 43-2033 in the colors of OH-LCH. The aircraft is owned by Airveteran OY and painted in the colors of Finnish Airlines.

 

and I updated a few older paints for Version 3 of this wonderful freeware:

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C-47A-1-DL c/n 9172 as F-GDPP of TransvalAir. Originally 42-23310 G-AGZF, WZ984 & F-GDPP, the aircraft is still airworthy as F-AZTE

 

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DC-3C N777YA, which is flying with Bush Air Cargo from Anchorage, Alaska. Originally built in 1944 (c/n 25634), it first flew with the USAAF (43-48373), before serving with the US Navy (17259). In 1946 it was registered with Wien Alaska Airlines as NC21769 and then saw service with Aero Retardent Inc. as N777DG, Pacific Galactic as N777PG and finally with Woods Air Service as N777YA before being sold to its present owner.

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Love that last one Jankees, it really looks as though it has seen a  long service.

Imagine a multi-player with all these liveries!

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http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/5888-manfred-jahns-c-47-wien-alaska-airline-n21769/

C-47 N21769 of Wien Alaska Airlines, as it looked in the late '40's. Originally c/n 25634 was a R4D-6, which was bought by Wien Alaska Airlines in 1946 for flights from Fairbanks. It flew with at least until 1964, when it made an emergency landing in Point Barrow. It later saw service with Aero Retardent Inc. as N777DG, Pacific Galactic as N777PG and finally with Woods Air Service as N777YA before being sold to Bush Air Cargo, its present owner. I painted this version earlier. It is still flying in Alaska.

 

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