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Placelowerplace Report This Comment
Date: November 16, 2006 09:07PM

C46 Dakota aka Gooney Bird
Nigel_Knowital Report This Comment
Date: November 17, 2006 03:04AM

Actually, I think this is supposed to be an AC-47, a.k.a. Spooky.

I remember sometime in the late 1960's, standing on the roof of a house in Laos and watching a couple of these doing what they do (did) best, namely making the ground a most unhealthy place to be on. Talk about "Sound and Vision"!
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: November 17, 2006 11:17AM

Yeah, I think you're right that it's an AC-47 or C-47, which is in itself a DC-3 in uniform. Fantastic plane.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: November 17, 2006 06:54PM

Yes, it was known as the C-47 by the US Army Air Corps, the Dakota by the British, and also nicknamed the Gooneybird. Also correct, in civilian life it is known as the DC-3 and built by Douglas Aircraft. This was the first modern airliner, dating back to the mid 1930's, and though there have been no new ones built since WWII there are still many of these rugged airplanes being used today. I live about four miles from our local airport and I see them flying about often. Even more often I hear them - those two big radial engines working in unison are like music to a dweeb like me.