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1944 Douglas C-47K-25-DK Skytrain C/N 32818

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  • 44-76486 @ KVPS - At the Eglin Memorial Air Park. - by kenvidkid by kenvidkid @ KVPS
  • 44-76486 @ KVPS - At the Eglin Memorial Air Park, wearing false marks as 43-0010. - by kenvidkid by kenvidkid @ KVPS
  • 44-76486 @ VPS - C-47 at USAF Armament Museum - by Florida Metal by Florida Metal @ VPS
  • 44-76486 @ VPS - C-47K - by Florida Metal by Florida Metal @ VPS

Airframe Info

Model:C-47K-25-DK Skytrain    Search all Douglas C-47K-25-DK Skytrain
Year built:1944
Construction Number (C/N):32818
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:30
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90B


Registration Number:44-76486
Current Status:Preserved


Owner:USAF Armament Museum
Address:, Eglin AFB, FL
United States

User Comments

Glenn E. Chatfield, 2012-01-26 17:26:02
 This aircraft was built as C-47B 44-76486 and delivered to USAAF on 3/28/45, but was diverted to the USN as R4D-7, BuNo 39103 and assigned to Clinton, OH. On 11/7/45 it was assigned to Pensacola. Seven months later it was sent to Memphis, TN and then in March 1947 assigned to Quonset Point, RI. Assigned to Corry Field in Oct. 1947, then to BTU-6 in Whiting, IN in Jan. 1948. In April 1948 it was sent back to Corry Field and in June it was placed in storage as TC-47B 9103. In 1966 it was redesignated as NC-47K and operated by the U.S. Army with 29 other C-47s. In May 1971 it was redesignated as NEC-47H using tail number 0-39103, but by July it was a C-47K. Within the next couple years it was procured for the USAF Armament Museum as 44-76486.
barry bereskin, 2013-11-01 23:50:30
 In 1959/1960 the United States Army Signal Corp R & D Labs at Ft Monmouth,NJ, had three highly modified USN R4Ds for supporting airborne research. Two of these aircraft were USN R4D 39103 and 56831. The greatest change to their external configuration was the addition of complete landing gear doors. However, what really caught your attention was the vivid paint job using plenty of day glow orange paint. This included a lighting bolt down both sides of the aircraft, a full belly strip from nose to tail section, scalloped flame pattern on both engine nacelles. and multiple wing tip strips. Radar was not needed to find us, we almost glowed in the dark. A side looking airborne radar (SLAR) pod for the Grumman Mowhack was tested on one of the R4Ds.